Atchison County Schools are doing all they can to still provide meals for their students, even while they are at home. Rock Port and Tarkio will be providing free meals through Opaa, their food program, starting March 23 and going through April 3.

In Rock Port, these meals are free to every child 0-18. Meals can be picked up Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Rock Port Elementary School (outside the entrance doors) and at the Watson Fellowship Hall/Baptist Church (outside the entrance doors). The meal will include lunch for that day and breakfast for the following morning. To aid in determining the amount of meals to prepare, please email Tyne Chaney at by 7 p.m. Sunday night, March 22, so that she can get an idea of how many meals are needed.

In Tarkio, the free meals will be served to all children ages 0-18 (parents may pick up the meals) Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Tarkio Elementary (under the awning) and 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon at the bottom of Main Street in Westboro (in front of KJ’s, a school van will be waiting, do not go into KJ’s). The meal will include a grab-and-go lunch (milk included) and a breakfast for the following morning. Email your lunch counts to Please specify in your email if you are picking up in Westboro.

Fairfax children ages 0-18 will also be served free lunches. To sign your child up for the meals, call 660-686-2421, ext. 2 or email You must sign up by 8 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2020. Information needed includes: name of the child(ren); chocolate or white milk; address in the Fairfax R-3 School District; and pick-up or delivery.