NORTH NORWICH – School may be out, but the DCMO BOCES Chenango and Harrold campuses will continue to provide students with free meals throughout the summer.
With schools wrestling the economic crisis and attempting to balance budgets with cuts to summer school, Food Service Director at BOCES Kim Corcoran said she worried about where some children would receive a meal during the months until fall.
“We have all of these kids out for the summer and we didn’t know if they were eating or not,” said Corcoran. “We just wanted to have another way for them to get meals.”
Corcoran was made aware in May of ten districts under her management eligible for funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She now works with the USDA in order to receive the funds and distribute them amongst the six groups participating through BOCES.