Meal Kits

EVSC, AmeriQual Group Partner to Provide Meal Kits
Posted on 05/05/2020
To ensure the district is doing everything it can to provide meals for students while school facilities are closed, and to reach even more students with safe, secure meals, the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation has partnered with AmeriQual Group to provide meal kits for local students. Through the partnership, the EVSC has purchased 12,000 meal kits that, like the current lunch and breakfast meals the district is providing, will include meals for all children 18 and under.

“One of my priorities since our extended school closure began has been thinking about how we can help both our students and families through this difficult time and reduce the stress on our families,” said EVSC Superintendent David Smith. “We have worked really hard to ensure food is still available for any area student, and I am so proud of the work our food service employees and volunteers have done to prepare and distribute those meals. However, as we continued to process our system, we really wanted to see how we can make our distribution more secure and feed even more students. That’s where AmeriQual comes in.”

Each meal kit provided by AmeriQual will include 20 meals, two weeks worth of breakfasts and lunches for children under 18. The EVSC will also provide a gallon and a half of cold milk with each meal kit. Parents should be prepared for the size and weight of the meal kits, which will be much larger than what students currently receive, and the amount of milk will be significant. Those who walk to pick up locations are encouraged to bring back packs, wagons or strollers.

Meal kits will be distributed on Wednesday, May 13, and will be available at the EVSC’s current “grab & go” lunch sites. The new meal kits will replace the EVSC’s current “grab & go” lunches. Meal kits will be available for pick up at Caze, Cedar Hall, Central (taking the place of Highland and Stringtown) Delaware, Dexter, Evans, Glenwood, Harper, Hebron, Lincoln, Lodge, Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center (taking the place of Stockwell and Vogel sites) and Tekoppel. Satellite sites include The Arbors, Pleasant Ridge, Howell Baptist Church, and Grandin Pointe. Meals will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the school sites and various times at the satellite sites. To see a full list of locations and pick up times, visit evscschools.com.

“We are extremely excited about continuing to grow our partnership with EVSC,” said Dennis Straub, President at AmeriQual Group. “As a leader in providing innovative solutions in producing, packaging, assembling and distributing high quality, shelf-stable food products around the world, we are so excited to be able to make a difference for our local community and our local schools.”

“We can’t thank AmeriQual enough for this innovative partnership,” Smith said. “These meal kits ensure all children are food secure while at the same time, minimizing chances for exposure. This is what our community is all about - working together for the betterment of us all.”