USD 298 Education Foundation – Beef to Schools project – recently received a donation of 800 pounds of beef from the Kevin & Katie Good family. Donations towards processing costs have been received from Judy Schroeder, Angel Vath, Lannie & Arletta Morse, and Insurance Planning, Inc. Thank you for your generosity of this locally raised beef!
Did you know that it takes 30 pounds of hamburger to make 160 sloppy joes for the Lincoln Jr./Sr. High School students or 200 sloppy joes for the Lincoln Elementary School students? Beef roasts are also utilized in our district. It takes 60 pounds of roast for hot beef or barbeque beef sandwiches. The beef donations will save the district in food service costs and provide beef for over 4,000 student lunches.
The Beef to Schools project started off with a freezer donated by the Lincoln County Farm Bureau in August of 2018. During the 2018-2019 school year, beef was donated by Rosebrook Farms and the David Bell Family. Other locally raised beef was purchased with donations. So far this school year our district has received donations from Rosebrook Farms, Judy Schroeder, Angel Vath, Lannie & Arletta Morse and Insurance Planning, Inc.
Benefits of these donations include high quality, locally raised beef being served for school lunch meals; continuing partnerships between producers, schools, and communities; and students gaining an understanding of the importance of agriculture and the cattleman’s role in nutritional food production in our community.
Farmers and ranchers may donate an animal to be processed for ground beef. Our school lunch programs are bound by specific regulations, so coordination with school personnel prior to butchering is very crucial. All processed beef for schools must meet specific inspection regulations to be served to students.
Beef contributors will receive a one-year pass to all USD 298 Lincoln school events for free. If you would be interested in donating beef or funds towards processing, please contact the school board office at (785) 524-4436, Dr. Betty Summers, Superintendent, or John Buttenhoff, USD 298 Board of Education/USD 298 Lincoln Education Foundation member.