Steelville Schools offer free meals to all kids

    The Steelville School District is planning to continue to feed children during the school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Superintendent Mike Whittaker sent out a letter to parents to explain the program, and the district posted information on their Facebook pages, too.
    The school district has developed a plan to offer free breakfast and lunch to students and other children during the school closure, which began on Wednesday, March 18, and is currently scheduled to extend through April 3. The meals will be available beginning Monday, March 23 and will be free to anyone age 18 and under. The children must be present in order for the meals to be provided.
    Meals are free to all children, regardless of income, will be mostly hot meals, and will include milk. The Facebook post noted, “We don't want a single family to worry about food for their kids!”
    Meals will be available for pick-up at Steelville Middle School, in a drive-through service, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The district will also offer delivery along regular bus routes for those who need that service. On Thursdays, the district will also provide a breakfast and lunch for Friday.  
    There are two ways to sign up for the meals:
1.    Go to the district website ( and complete the Sign-Up for Meals Form. The direct link is:
2.    Contact the district’s central office at 573-775-2175.
    Daycare providers are also welcome to sign up for this service, including in-home daycare providers. If you have more than 10 children in your care, call the central office to sign up for the meal service.