Free lunch for children at Yuma Charter School
YUMA, Arizona (KYMA, KECY) – A local school in Yuma announced it will offer free meals to its students.
The Yuma Private Industry Council’s Charter High School will offer breakfast and lunch to all students.
The program is made possible by federal grants and a Yuma Union High School partner.
News 11 spoke to the headmaster, who spoke about why these meals are critical to student education.
“Meals are an important part of the learning process. You can’t really combine learning without a willingness to learn. A good nutritious meal with a good breakfast and lunch allows a student to prepare for the whole day.” said Brian Grossenburg.
Grossenburg said this program could not work without the school’s partnership with Cibola High School.
The Cibola cafeteria staff will prepare the meals and then transport them to the Charter High School campus.