Superior schools offer lunch to go

Superior food service staff and bus drivers kept kids fed.
Jonathan Booth, right, hands lunches to a driver at Walmart in Superior Monday, March 23, as Katie Lundgren, right, records the pick-up and Jeff Tepsa looks on. The School District of Superior implemented their mobile meal service on Monday. (Jed Carlson /

The Superior School District took nutrition on the road Monday, March 23.

Food service staff prepared 1,500 meals to serve to children in the district and packed them into school buses. Bus drivers delivered them to community sites and along bus routes for parents to pick up.

Each meal was a double-feature, including both lunch and breakfast food. Staff are prepared to continue their weekday mobile food service as long as needed to feed children while restrictions to halt the spread of COVID-19 are in place.

The meals are free and available to any child in the district age 18 or younger. No paperwork or registration is required. The child does not need to be a student of the district. Meals must be consumed off-site.

With no sign-ups, Food Service Director Jamie Wilson based Monday meal numbers on the typical number of summer meals the district serves.


“He’s done a great job getting as close as we can,” said Kelly Pugh, assistant to District Administrator Amy Starzecki. “However, we are well aware that we may need to adjust up or down, as we are in new territory.”

Teachers met Monday to prepare to launch distance learning for students Tuesday, March 24. As the district meets the challenges of instructing students in the midst of social distancing, parents are encouraged to watch for updates on the district website and Facebook page.

A list of meal sites and times of service can also be found on the website. Meal delivery begins at 11 a.m. at most sites. Sites include Superior High School, Walmart, Aspen Courts, Catlin Courts, Bartley Manor, Park Place, Bayview, Lakeside Terrace and both Super One Foods stores — Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Oakes Avenue store, Tuesday and Thursday at the Harborview store.

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Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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