Riverview Gardens feeds students for free

ST. LOUIS COUNTY - Just because there wasn't school, didn't mean kids went hungry in the Riverview Gardens School District. Students were able to get free breakfast and lunch.

For the second time this week, school was canceled in the Riverview Gardens School District, and for the second time this week, parents had to break that news to their kids.

"They didn't like it. They want to go to school," said parent Demont Kelly.

"They still want to go to school. They still want to see their teachers, they still want to see their friends," said parent Monica Franklin.

Even though there were no classes, parents and kids still showed up outside of Koch Elementary Tuesday, where staff members handed out free breakfast and lunch.

Bonita Jamison, assistant superintendent for Riverview Gardens, says for some kids, the only food they might get is the food at school.

"Absolutely. And we are aware of that. And that's why we're trying to give those resources to our families," said Jamison.

As for school being canceled for the second time this week, parents NewsChannel 5 spoke with say kids should be in school since it's peaceful in the area during the daytime.

If there's no school Wednesday, Riverview Gardens plans to hand out breakfast and lunch again at 9 a.m. at Koch Elementary, 10:15 a.m. at Lewis & Clark Elementary, and at 11:15 a.m. at Highland Elementary.


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