Since the beginning of covid-19 Berthoud High School has become, what was one of three, sites that the district set up where people can drive by and get a meal. Now there are only two, the other being Bill Reed. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays you can swing by the front of the school from 10:45-11:45 and someone will hand you a bag with enough meals to get someone to the next drive by day. Mondays and Wednesdays you can get two breakfasts and two lunches and on Fridays you get three of each to get you through the weekend.
The process of making all of them takes them two to three hours. Amy Vignocchi and Sherry Wilson,the lunch staff, have to make around 20-30 each day, sometimes they have extras and sometimes they run short. What goes into the bag is always what is served in the cafeteria that day as well as three fruits and/or vegetables, but the district tells them which of the options that are served inside will go into the bag.
There are no requirements to coming and being able to get something to eat. You don’t have to have a kid in school, show id, be a student, or have financial struggles. The meals are free to everyone who needs food.
The school plans on continuing this process into the summer, however they will be moving locations to Berthoud Elementary. As far as next year they are not sure. It all depends on whether the district can afford it or not.