Celebrating the Helpers: Nampa Business to Offer FREE Lunches for Kids
If you're a parent, the last few days have been stressful. You sat and waiting until late Sunday afternoon to see how your child's school district was going to react to the current COVID-19 situation.
While you wanted to see the school leaders make the best public health decision possible, suddenly having to find childcare for much longer than you expected may have been overwhelming. I don't have any children, so I don't know what that's like.
From the outside looking in on the decision, I'll can tell you there was a refreshing theme running through my social media newsfeeds. People immediately became concerned about the children who rely on their school's free or reduced lunch program. These school lunches are sometimes the only nutritious meal a child gets during the day.
The Boise School District was quick to set up six food pantries for their students. In Nampa, a local retailer is stepping up to fill the gap. On Wednesday. The Big Box Outlet store at 352 Caldwell Blvd in Nampa will start offering school age children FREE lunches from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The meals will include hot dogs and chips to help these kids get buy during a difficult time in our area. They will continue the program for as long as they can afford to, which will be at least the end of the week.
We're so grateful that our friends Lissa from Smiles by Disguise tagged us in a post to hep spread the word. We'd like to continue to highlight businesses that are stepping up to make things easier on the community. If you know of someone doing good right now click HERE to tell us about them!