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Posted: November 11, 2019

Continuing Our Thanksgiving Meal Tradition

Many of our schools serve a festive meal of roasted turkey and all the trimmings to students and their families.

We're expecting to serve more than 70,000 Thanksgiving meals in many of our school cafeterias over the next couple of weeks. The meals consist of roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, seasoned mixed vegetables, cranberry sauce, a dinner roll, cinnamon apples with whipped topping and milk. We also have red chile available for those looking for a local touch.

Sandra Kemp, the executive director of APS Food and Nutrition Services, says that 18,000 pounds of turkey will be served as well as more than 6,000 dozen rolls.

Families are often invited to join their children, and many do, like those at Chaparral Elementary School last year. 

Schools will serve the meals Nov. 14-Nov. 26. Check with your child's school to see if and when they are serving the meal.  Not all elementary schools invite families to join their children for a number of reasons including limited cafeteria space and parking.

Cost is $5 for adults, $3.75 for siblings, $3.70 for APS employees, $2 for elementary school students, $2.25 for middle or high school students. The meal is free for students who qualified for free or reduced-price meals or who attend one of the 83 schools that qualify for the Community Eligibility Provision.

Tickets for family members will only be sold in the school cafeteria on the day of the event. Cash only and no bills larger than $20. Exact change preferred.


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