ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Beginning Monday, April 5, Albuquerque Public Schools will be providing free breakfast and lunch for all students. Students at school will be encouraged to eat outside when possible, and lunch schedules will be staggered to avoid large groups. APS will continue to provide free grab-and-go meals for students learning at home.

Beginning Wednesday, April 7, families of remote learners can pick up weekly meal packs on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at two locations, APS Food and Nutrition headquarters, 800 Louisiana NE (enter north off of Louisiana), and West Mesa Aquatic Center, 6705 Fortuna Road NW.

Sandra Kemp, Executive Director of Food and Nutrition Services said these meals are available to children under the age of 18. “If they have a little sibling that’s two or three years old, they’re entitled to a meal as well, and they do not need to be present,” Kemp said.

She said they will continue providing breakfast and lunch through the transition into in-person learning and beyond. “We’re still providing nutritious meals, we’ve been doing that since March and will continue on through this summer. We’re looking forward to seeing the kiddos and their smiling faces enjoying the meals,” Kemp said.