One of the most important ways in which we can help our students perform better in their classrooms is to provide the nutrition necessary for the healthy growth of their minds and bodies. That’s why the Liberty Central School District serves free meals – lunch and breakfast – to all students, regardless of income status. A letter announcing the free lunch and breakfast program is sent home with students at the start of the school year.
Staff and students alike enjoy the benefits of fresh vegetables and fruits in our cafeteria, thanks to our salad bars that feature romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, broccoli, chicken and beans as well as cheese and bread. The Food Services Department goes through approximately 160 pounds of lettuce, 100 pounds of grapes, 48 pounds of broccoli florets, 75 pounds of tomatoes and 12 watermelons each week.
Over weekends and long breaks, students who experience food insecurity are sent home with a pack full of healthy meals through the district’s Snack Pack Program. For more information or to make a donation to the Snack Pack Program, contact email@example.com.