GIBSON COUNTY — All three Gibson County school corporations are offering free breakfast and lunch to enrolled students as a part of a USDA-funded program.

North Gibson School Corporation free meals are available to all students physically attending school.

The program will be in effect until Dec. 31 or until funds run out. At that time, meals will go back to the original pricing.

NGSC stated in a news release that the program will bring a change the menu, food items offered or meal service experience for students. Students an still get ala carte items, second entrees or second meals at the current price.

The school corporation encouraged families to keep a balance on the current lunch account to cover those items, and in preparation for the end of the free-meal program.

South Gibson School Corporation announced its program would also be for students enrolled physically at school, but that students participating in Virtual Academy or Edmentum can also reserve meals by emailing the cafeteria manager.

High school students who are on a hybrid schedule will receive further instruction on grab-and-go meals.

Haubstadt Community School will not start the breakfast portion of the program until Sept. 21.

Students wanting to purchase extra items outside of the provided meal will need to pay for those as normal.

East Gibson School Corporation began its free meals Sept. 11. Students in the virtual option or sent home for a temporary virtual option will have the option to pick up five free breakfast and lunches each Monday.

Meals should be set for pickup by calling Monday between 8-9 a.m. Students will pick them up from the campus they are enrolled at.

Barton Township families should call 812-795-2292 ext. 3106 and Francisco Township at 812-782-3207 ext. 2103. Pick up takes place at the front of the buildings between 10-10:30 a.m.

Students enrolled at the Oakland City campus schools should call 812-749-4519 ext. 1115 between 8-9 a.m.

Pickup is at door 20 between 10-10:30 a.m. The program is only for students enrolled at the EGSC.

Families at each school corporation are still encouraged to apply for the free and reduced programs available at their schools.

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