The Winterset schools’ first day of grab-and-go sack lunch meals for school-age students served 268 meals on Monday.

The school district is handing out student sack lunches to students on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the time being.

Each sack lunch provides two days worth of meals.

The meals are served up at the Winterset Elementary School. Families are asked to use the circle drive on the west side of the school to take advantage of the service.

On a normal school day, the school district would serve about 1,150 meals. Of those, about 707  are paid lunch meals, while 68 meals are sold at reduced lunch ticket prices. The remaining 375 are free lunches.

Students may be brought to the school between 10:30 a.m. and noon Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

The meals have varied items such as Gogurt, milk, and fruit.

Officials say that food staff are on hand, and more lunches can be packed and served if the need arises.

Officials said they were pleased with how the first day went.

Reporter at the Winterset Madisonian. He has also been the managing editor at the Madisonian.