School Districts Might Be Closed, But Still Providing Lunches
Schools across the metro are coming in full force to feed students that would otherwise get their meals at school.
On Sunday, Gov. Tim Walz ordered to temporarily close K-12 schools effective Wednesday, March 18, due to concerns of spreading the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Here is a list of how local schools are providing free lunches:
Osseo School District
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, to Friday, March 27, cold breakfasts and lunches will be provided at no charge to students at 13 designated sites. The child must be present in order to receive a meal. An adult cannot pick up a meal for a child who is not present.
Each day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., students can pick up a cold lunch that also includes cold breakfast for the following morning. Meals should be picked up at the front entrance of the schools.
Robbinsdale School District
Meals will be provided Wednesday March 18, through Friday, March 27. Meals will be available to children from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. All meals will be picked-up only in a drive-up/walk-up manner.
Food will be available near the main entrance. Officials say look for a blue canopy. Walk-ups will be serviced in a space at least six feet away from the canopies. For a list of Robbinsdale pick-up sites click here.
Wayzata School District
Meals will be available for pick-up Wednesday, March 18, through Monday, March 23. Meals during spring break (March 26-April 5) will come from Interfaith Outreach and Second Harvest Heartland.
The school will be providing free breakfast consisting of cereal or breakfast bars, protein items, fruit and milk.
Lunch will include PB&Js, bagels, build your own pita pizza and cheese and cracker stackers.
Look for a Wazyata Public School’s navy blue passenger van at neighborhood distribution sites.
Anoka-Hennepin School District
A plan to provide meals under the state order will be communicated as soon as it is finalized. Service will begin as soon as possible, but no later than Monday, March 30.
Brooklyn Center Community/District
Meal distribution will begin Wednesday, March 18. The school is still finalizing details but will communicate to families Tuesday afternoon.
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