Several school systems were awarded grants during March to assist in continuing to provide meals to students despite closings. The Dairy Alliance awarded the Barren County, Henry County, Jefferson County and Mercer County school systems grants to purchase coolers for transporting cold milk and meals to their students through new meal programs. Every meal served during the closure will include the cold milk students enjoy.
Following early school year closings, the new coolers will still be in use! They will be added to expanded summer meals programs and, during the 2020-21 school year, push the implementation or expansion of alternative breakfast programs throughout the district. Meal programs will continue to serve nutritious foods to students with these versatile milk coolers.