Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
In 2020 many students had to continue their education through social distance learning from home, which resulted in many students having food insecurities. The focus of this Capstone Project is on students who do not have access to Covid-19 school lunch distributions. This is important because many students may be eating unhealthy or not eating at all, which can result in physical and mental health issues. An evidence based argument proves that there has been a decrease of the number of students receiving a school lunch meal due to Covid-19. Consideration of the issue should include the perspectives of a lunch lady who is a mom, a lunch district supervisor, and a principal, because they are aware of the issue and create an impact in finding alternative solutions for students. The three alternative ways to improve access to meals during Covid-19 that emerged from an analysis of the data include: contacting local school districts; looking up bus routes for school lunch distributions; and providing bikes or scooters to students. Contacting the local school district to explain their students’ lunch meal needs and informing parents about school bus route meal deliveries are argued to be the most effective way to achieve the goal of increasing student access to Covid-19 lunch distributions.
Figueroa, Viviana, "Pick Me Up: Covid-19 School Lunch Meals" (2020). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 957.