NO MEAL DELIVERY OR CURBSIDE PICK UP MONDAY MAY 25, MEMORIAL HOLIDAY.
LAST DAY OF MEAL DELIVERY-MAY 27, WEDNESDAY
MEALS WILL CONTINUE TO BE AVAILABLE FOR CURBSIDE PICKUP AT BOTH SITES THRU JUNE 30.
PLEASE CHECK LPA SCHOOL WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK FOR UPDATED INFO ON SUMMER MEAL DATES AND TIMES
Free meals will be made available for children 18 and under. Meals will include lunch and a snack. Pick up locations:
- Lake Park - High School west door
- Audubon - Elementary main door
Meal pick up will be from 10am - 12pm.
will have a distribution on Monday April 13th, however the location has changed from MState to True Life (18330 US Hwy 59, Detroit Lakes). This will be a curbside check in and loading of shares, guests are to remain in the vehicles as the drive through True Life's Parking lot to check in, give their donation and have the premade shares loaded. Distribution will begin at 5pm and will be available until 7pm or when all the food has been distributed.
Becker County Food shelf - *UPDATE*
Starting in June, there will be boxes of food available on a first come, first served basis. We will run it like a produce drop. There will be 10 # boxes of mixed Bongard cheeses, 10 #boxes of mixed dairy, 30 # boxes of mixed fruit (like the 4-H or FFA sells), and a 10 # box of meat (sausages and meatballs). We want to limit it to one box of each item to a household. So people could get 4 boxes at one time of different items.
White Earth Tribal program
Feed our Families is now open to help those in need. If you are in need of a monthly supplement package, please don't hesitate to call. We will distribute to communities on the Reservation. 218-936-6010 - video link
Message from LPA Superintendent Dr. Paula Henry - 4/24/2020
In response to the COVID-19 extended school closure, school nutrition professionals across the nation continue to serve meals to kids by providing meals to be picked up or in some cases, delivered. Karensa Tischer, RD with PartnerSHIP 4 Health, has worked closely with the food service directors and administrators at all of our school partners and is proud of of the great effort put forth by all of them to continue to provide important nutrition to kids at home while they continue to learn and grow.
Sharal Bradbury, food service director at Lake Park Audubon (LPA) School District reports this:
On March 18, we started prepping lunch and snacks for approximately 100 meals between both sites (Audubon and Lake Park). Three weeks later, we now prepare approximately 300 meals daily. We have started delivery and continued curbside pick up. Bus drivers are doing daily deliveries with a rotating schedule. We send two days worth of meals for families. This helps everyone stay healthy.
Our meals consist of deli sandwiches, ready to reheat meals and great nutritious salads. We try to incorporate fresh fruit and /or vegetables daily. The staff at LPA consists of paras and kitchen workers that have gone above and beyond in food preparation. Also, the bus drivers are a key element in picking up and delivering all those meals in surrounding areas. We are thankful for all those involved!
Every day we write or staple a joke or inspirational message to the lunch bag. We feel this little measure will add a bit of humor during these trying times. Families crave a normal routine, so if we can make them smile or laugh, our day is complete.
We at LPA are grateful to be a part of this ongoing school lunch adventure.
Resources for families
Bills and Creditors
Information for help from creditors and bills due to loss of income due to CoronaVirus:
“When you call your creditors, mortgage lenders, utilities, etc. asking for help due to loss of income, if you just say you've lost work, income, jobs, show cancellations, whatever, they can't help you. Once you say "I have no income due to the Coronavirus", that's the keyword they need to hear to be able to enact their new policies, defer payments, halt late fees, etc. And, apparently, they can't coach you to say it. You have to do it yourself.”
Mental Health Resources
- Local crisis hotline - 218-850-HELP (4357) or 877-380-3621
- Becker County Human Services 218-847-5628 (emergency assistance, community health, WIC, childrens' and adult mental health and child protection)
- Lakes Crisis and Resource Centerd - 218-847-7446
- Rural MN Cep -218-846-7400 or rmcep.com (questions on unemployment applications)
- Prairie St Johns - 701-476-7200 (mental health assessment and emergency services)
- Lakeland Mental Health Center - 218-847-1676 (Becker County's community mental health clinic)
District Mental Health Personnel
- Lisa McLeod -LPA School Social Worker - 218-204-0494 or email@example.com
- Jamie Nelson- LPA School Counselor - 218-325-0754 ext. 1081 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shanna Garcia, Stellher Human Services Mental Health Professional - 701-404-7210 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Zach Priddy, Stellher Human Services Mental Health Professional - email@example.com
What Does Social Distancing Mean?
Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases like the coronavirus (COVID-19). Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings, and cancelling events.
- Group Gatherings
- Sleep Overs
- Theater Outings
- Athletic Events
- Crowded Retail Stores
- Workouts in Gyms
- Visitors in Your House
- Non-essential Workers in Your House
- Mass Transit Systems
- Visiting a Grocery Store
- Getting Take Out
- Picking Up Medications
- Visiting the Library
- Take a Walk
- Go for a Hike
- Yard Work
- Play in Your Yard
- Clean Out a Closet
- Read a Good Book
- Listen to Music
- Cook a Meal
- Family Game Night
- Go for a Drive
- Group Video Chats
- Stream a Favorite Show
- Check on a Friend
- Check on Elderly Neighbor