Though Butler County’s largest school system has been on its previously scheduled spring break this week, officials are planning to tackle feeding students during the Coronavirus shutdown in a big way starting next week.
Lakota School officials recently announced their plans to get meals to needy students who during the regular school day schedule depend on federally subsidized free and reduced cost school meals.
“Beginning on Monday , our child nutrition buses will be traveling to 11 locations throughout our community to deliver meals to children, ages one – 18,” said Lakota Schools Spokeswoman Betsy Fuller.
“The buses will deliver meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,” said Fuller. “And on Mondays and Wednesdays, students will receive four meals each day, two breakfasts and two lunches. On Fridays, students will receive two meals, one breakfast and one lunch.”
Other details from Lakota’s food plan include:
• Our meal distribution sites will be set up in the parking lot or outside of the clubhouses at each location.
• Per USDA regulations, children must be present in order for meals to be provided.
• Meals will only be given based on the number of children present at time of pickup.
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, meals will be distributed:
10:50-11:20 a.m. Countryside Village Clubhouse
11:25 -11:55 a.m. Lakota Lakes Clubhouse
12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Lakota Pointe Clubhouse
11:20 - 11:50 a.m. Meadow Ridge Playground
11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. North Pointe Clubhouse
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Princeton Village Front Entrance
On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, parents may pick up meals at these Lakota schools:
11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Adena Elementary
11:10 - 11:40 a.m. Hopewell Early Childhood
Noon - 1 p.m. Liberty Junior
11 - 11:30 a.m. West Freshman
11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Wyandot Early Childhood
Lakota school officials released a statement saying “thank you to everyone who has reached out to see how they might be able to help our families during this unusual period.”
“We encourage you to reach out to our community partners who are assisting families with emergency food needs.
Reach Out Lakota, 513-779-7515
Faith United Methodist Church, 513-777-9533
Shared Harvest, 513-874-0114
“Please visit our website for a list of frequently asked questions about school and remote learning during the shutdown. We will be sharing more information with you later this week about remote learning for our students after spring break.”
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