Schools are responsible for ensuring students are fed during the current school closure and as that closure lengthens, more and more schools are adapting and getting creative with their meal options for children.
Today Phoenix-Talent School District kicked off their food delivery.
“Today we’ve started 18 different bus routes in different locations in our school district,” said Brent Barry, Superintendent of Phoenix-Talent Schools.
The Medford School District is providing hot meals for students, available for pick-up at local schools.
“A hot meal and pick-up breakfast for tomorrow morning to make sure that all of our students have access to food during spring break and during this crazy closure that we are participating in,” said Bret Champion, Superintendent of Schools at the Medford School District.
Medford says they’re considering a delivery option as well. Right now, they see an average of 400-500 students each day. Both school districts are providing a lunch and breakfast and the meals are free to anyone under 18 years old.
“If you’re in need, please, take advantage of the meals,” said Barry, “we know it’s a tough time for everybody.”
Schools are hoping that this will not only fill the bellies of those in need, but maybe warm some hearts too.
“If a hot tater-tot can bring some comfort to a kid and to a family, then we’re so happy to do that,” said Champion.