Feeding our children, local schools offer free meals

Phoenix-Talent schools kick-off food delivery while Medford schools offer free hot meals for kids and families.

Posted: Mar 26, 2020 3:43 PM
Updated: Mar 26, 2020 7:08 PM

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.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4399

Reported Deaths: 159
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah119462
Marion99926
Washington75218
Clackamas32412
Deschutes1280
Umatilla1233
Linn1199
Polk10112
Lane773
Yamhill747
Jackson680
Benton575
Jefferson450
Clatsop450
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos310
Douglas280
Wasco281
Hood River280
Josephine231
Lincoln180
Columbia160
Morrow120
Curry70
Union60
Tillamook60
Crook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 119348

Reported Deaths: 4374
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles582612489
Riverside8155342
San Diego7674276
Orange6678158
San Bernardino5650209
Alameda354897
Santa Clara2832144
San Francisco261343
Kern241840
San Mateo221284
Tulare202690
Imperial202529
Fresno191437
Santa Barbara169714
Contra Costa151338
Sacramento146358
Kings11686
Ventura116434
San Joaquin108035
Stanislaus76730
Monterey58610
Sonoma5794
Solano54722
Marin50617
Merced3107
San Luis Obispo2791
Placer2409
Santa Cruz2192
Yolo21324
Napa1243
Madera1173
Humboldt1034
El Dorado960
San Benito902
Butte551
Nevada481
Del Norte470
Sutter462
Shasta404
Mono371
Yuba311
Mendocino300
Lake300
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou90
Colusa70
Tehama61
Lassen50
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 58°
Brookings
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 50°
Crater Lake
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 77° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 46°
Grants Pass
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 54°
Klamath Falls
Clear
48° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 47°
Feels Like: 46°
Warm & dry Thursday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events