LARAMIE, Wyo. (November 12, 2020) – Albany County School District #1 (ACSD) will continue to offer free meals for students for class days, weekends, and days students have off through the rest of the 2020-21 school year and into the beginning of the summer through June 30, 2021.

Beginning in April of 2020, ACSD has provided meals through a fully-reimbursed program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). While this is not a direct grant to ACSD, the District is being reimbursed by the USDA via the state.

Since September of 2020, ACSD has been sending out weekend meal bags. Each meal bag contains meals for days the student is going to be off. So, for a regular weekend, there will be two breakfasts and two lunches included. The high school or middle school student would also pick up a bag that contains three- or four-days’ worth of meals for a long weekend.

Since this program fully reimburses the cost of providing weekend meals, ACSD has suspended the Backpack Program through the Food Bank of the Rockies for the rest of the year. This way, ACSD can use that grant when the Backpack Program returns next year.