"By Friday, Aurora Public Schools staff will have doled out half-million free meals to Aurorans since schools shuttered in mid-March, according to the district.
APS said in a statement Thursday that its free meal program, which provides free breakfasts, lunches and dinners at locations around Aurora to kids and also adults, will have reached half a million meals served on Friday since March 17.
Meals served to students at school is a crucial source of nutrition for many Aurora families.
Metro-area school districts stepped up early in the pandemic to set up free meal programs. APS later expanded its free meals to include adults, thanks to philanthropic donations."