ASD to provide free food to students as schools remain closed over COVID-19 concerns

Jackson County Schools has developed a meal plan to feed students while schools are closed...
Jackson County Schools has developed a meal plan to feed students while schools are closed across Florida due to COVID-19 concerns. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Mar. 16, 2020 at 9:36 AM AKDT
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Starting Monday and going through the rest of the week,

will provide free food to any child 18 years of age or younger.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., those interested in the service can go to the following distribution sites and receive their pre-packaged breakfast and lunch meals.

  • Abbott Loop Elementary School
  • Airport Heights Elementary School
  • Central Middle School of Science
  • Chester Valley Elementary School
  • Creekside Park Elementary School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Fire Lake Elementary School
  • Government Hill Elementary Schoo
  • Klatt Elementary School
  • Lake Otis Elementary School
  • Mountain View Elementary School
  • Muldoon Elementary Schoo
  • North Star Elementary School
  • Northwood Elementary School
  • Ptarmigan Elementary Schoo
  • Russian Jack Elementary School
  • Taku Elementary School
  • Williwaw Elementary School

ASD says small groups will be maintained in the process to minimize the gathering of crowds as students receive their take-home meals.

Details to sign up: https://communications.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/2020/03/15/free-student-food-service-for-kpbsd-students-begins-tuesday-march-17-2020/

Posted by Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is doing something similar for students.

will be open daily from 12:00-1:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20, and extending throughout the school closures.

Officials are urging people to sign-up online for free daily lunch and breakfast meal service delivery.

If you would like to pick-up the food, you can go to the following locations:

  • Across the Water: Nanwalek School, Port Graham School Tebughna School
  • Eastern Peninsula: Moose Pass School, Seward High School
  • Kenai Area: K-Beach Fire Station, Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science, Kenai Central High School, Mountain View Elementary
  • Nikiski Area: Nikiski Middle-High School, Nikiski North Star Elementary, North Peninsula Rec (formerly Nikiski Elementary)
  • Soldotna Area: K-Beach Elementary, Soldotna High School, Skyview Middle School, Soldotna Elementary, Tustumena Elementary
  • Sterling Area: Sterling Elementary, Sterling Highway Pullout (MP 80.5)
  • Southern Peninsula: Chapman School, East End Road at Basargin Road (MP 18.8) Turnout, Homer High School, McNeil Canyon School, Nikolaevsk School, Ninilchik School

The Children’s Lunchbox will also be distributing food pantry boxes to children and families beginning Monday.

The service will be at the Spenard Recreation Center parking lot from 12 - 1 p.m. and the Fairview Recreation Center parking lot from 2 -3 p.m.

The pantry boxes contain a breakfast, lunch or dinner, with enough to feed a family of four.

Each family will receive three(3) pantry boxes while supplies last.

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