School District Provides Food Delivery to Students
Nick Orbe | Mar 17, 2020 AT 4:02 pm
(KNSI) - As schools are ordered to close as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many students could be facing problems getting the regular breakfasts and lunches they have relied on their school to get.
Students who attend Little Falls Community Schools do not need to worry. Their district is providing breakfast and lunch delivered via school bus to their regular bus stop, two hours after their regular bus time.
Little Falls Superintendent Stephen Jones says roughly 46% of students in the schools receive "free or reduced" meals, meaning those students rely on the school to eat.
Teachers and support staff came together at the Little Falls High School to prepare and package breakfast and lunch for students in need and load them on school buses to be delivered.
Mr. Jones also shared that since the first day of the program, the district has received several calls to add students to the list and he sees that number continuing to grow.
The district plans on expanding this program when schools come back with "distance learning", delivering curriculum to students as well as meals.
Caregivers with students in Little Falls who wish to sign their students up for meal delivery can do so by contacting the Little Falls Community Schools district office.