Camp Foster to continue Grab-and-Go School Meals

Camp Foster to continue Grab-and-Go School Meals

by Sabrina Beal
Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

CAMP FOSTER, OKINAWA – As military students head back to their virtual classrooms this fall, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will serve grab-and-go meals to all 29 Department of Defense Education Activity schools in the Pacific.

From August 24th until further notice, families may stop by Zukeran Elementary School from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day for grab-and-go lunches. Students may also pick up their lunches at Kinser Elementary School, Bechtel Elementary School, and Lester Middle School. Exchange associates and school personnel will monitor and enforce social distancing when students and their families arrive.

“We were thrilled with the response and how successful this program was in the spring,” said Okinawa Exchange Food Business Manager Riki Miyagi. “This gives parents one less thing to worry about. They are assured their children have a nutritious meal and can stay focused on their mission.”

The grab-and-go school meal program was implemented in March as schools in the Pacific went virtual. The program served nearly 39,500 breakfasts and lunches until classes ended for summer break.

Since 1955, the Exchange has been the school feeding authority for the Army and Air Force. The school meal program is operated for military students overseas, serving more than 2.6 million meals a year.

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