Beloit USD 273 To Provide Free Lunches For Students Aged 1-18


USD 273-Beloit will provide FREE lunches for all students aged 1-18. Beginning Tuesday, March 17th (2 lunches and 2 breakfasts) Thursday, March 19th (2 lunches and 2 breakfasts)

If the closings continue after spring break then this Grab and Go will be available on:

  • Monday, March 30th (2 Lunches and 2 breakfasts)
  • Wednesday, April 1st (2 lunches and 2 breakfasts)
  • Friday, April 3rd ( 1 lunch and 1 breakfast)

We will have curbside pickup.

The Grab and Go meals can be picked up from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM at the following locations: Location for pick up: Beloit Junior Senior High School or we will be delivering meals to the following towns:

  • Simpson pick up will be at Post Office (12:15-12:35 PM)
  • Glen Elder pick up will be at the square (12:15-12:35 PM)
  • Jewell pick up will be at the square (12:15-12:35 PM)

Questions or special requests please e-mail

If you are interested in this please go to and at the top of the page and click on Please Click Here for the Grab and Go Registration at the top of the website

This service cannot be offered during Spring Break, but if the closure continues after that time. We will start back with this offering on March 30th and have distribution days on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from then on until the closure ends.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.