Spokane Public Schools will roll out its grab-and-go food program on Thursday at 21 sites throughout the district.
The meals will be offered Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to any child from birth to age 18, or who is currently enrolled in high school.
Federal meal programs require that students be present to pick up a meal.
“Our teams are working to create the safest exchange possible, using proper social distancing protocols,” the district said in a statement issued Wednesday.
Meals will be offered at the following locations: Arlington, Balboa, Finch, Garfield, Grant, Holmes, Hutton, Lidgerwood, Lincoln Heights, Logan, Longfellow, Moran Prairie, Mullan Road, Ridgeview, Roosevelt, Sheridan and Stevens elementary schools; Shaw Middle School; and Rogers, Shadle Park and Ferris high schools.
The district also expects to open two childcare sites on Thursday to the children of first responders and essential health care workers. The sites were not identified Wednesday night.
“This service is being offered as a last-resort option to support our community’s emergency personnel. As such, it is an exception to the state’s requirement for school closures,” the district said.
All districts plan to issue regular updates during the closure, via their websites, social media or direct emails to families.
Here is a district-by-district rundown of plans as of Wednesday afternoon:
In the Mead School District, food will be distributed beginning Monday once the district sets up hubs throughout where meals can be picked up. Locations of the hubs and pickup times will be announced at a later date, the district said late Tuesday. For families of health service workers and first responders, day care will be in place by Monday.
On Tuesday, the
In Cheney Public Schools, plans were finalized Tuesday for breakfast and lunch, which will began on Wednesday. Child care for first responders, medical workers and essential military personnel is available, but a form must be filled out by Thursday. Academic updates on “optional learning resources” will be sent out as resources become available.
In the Nine Mile Falls School District, families are asked to fill out a form that covers food as well as child care.
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