If you are the parent or guardian of a student who gets free lunch and breakfast, here's what you need to know for the upcoming semester.

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As the fall semester will be kicking off virtually, the Buffalo Public School District has put its plan in place to make sure no student goes hungry. I spoke with Bridget O'Brien Wood, the Food Service Director at Buffalo Public Schools about how meals would be distributed.

The summer meal program ends on Monday, August 31. Students will receive enough meals to last them through the Labor Day holiday. Fall distribution will start on Wednesday, September 9, the day after school starts. From that point, the distribution will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 am to 1 pm. Grab and Go breakfasts and lunches will be at all the school. Due to new regulations, they won't be able to provide meals for weekends or holidays in the fall semester. As things change, they will adjust their plan.

Meals will be available for students with allergies or special dietary needs. The summer program information is currently on the BPS website, but it should be updated after August 31 for the fall. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Food Services Department at 716-816-3688.

Buffalo Public Schools used with permission
Buffalo Public Schools used with permission

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