Meal Services Update

Posted by Staunton City Schools on 4/14/2020

April 13, 2020

Update from Dr. Garett Smith, Superintendent

Dear SCS Families & Students,

We know during this time of uncertainty, job and school closures have had an undue impact on food security. Staunton City Schools is committed to helping students access the meals they need to thrive while schools are closed.

Staunton City Schools is continuing to provide meals for all children and teens, 18 and under, during this period of school closure.

On MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS,  our FREE nutritious meals can be found at the following locations and times:

Bus 4

10:18-10:48  Frontier Ridge Apartments

10:58-11:28  Twin Mountain Apartments

11:33-12:03   Bessie Weller Elementary School (parking lot)

 Bus 17

10:12-10:42   Willow View Apartments

10:48-11:18    YMCA (parking lot)

11:30-12:00   Booker T. Washington Community Center

12:10-12:40   Shell Station, Churchville Avenue

 

Bus 18

10:12-10:42   Farrier Court Apartments (old office)

10:45-11:15    Springhill Village Apartments (gazebo)

11:20-11:50    Staunton Public Library (parking lot)

Bus 24

10:10-10:40    Miller Street Apartments

10:46-11:16    Elizabeth Miller Apartments (parking lot #600)

11:21-11:51    Montgomery Hall Park (near Rec House)

While you should always take precautions when venturing out, please know that we are following every safety protocol and best practices for social distancing at meal sites to combat the spread of disease. All meals are served in a grab and go format, with pickup stations designed to limit social interactions. Our pickup is an easy process:

Pull up to the designated locations,

  1. Roll down your window and tell the nutrition staff how many meals you need
  2. Staff will place the number of meals you request in your trunk or on vehicle hoods.
  3. You exit your car and grab your meals. You will be asked to open & close all doors, trunks etc.

This process ensures we follow the recommended social distancing protocol and ensure the safety of all.

If you would like further assistance in accessing food resources during this time, Staunton City Schools Foods Source Hotline (1-540-294-0143) is open. Please text your inquiry and allow 24 hours to respond.

If you are experiencing food insecurity, please review this link for additional information regarding resources for food access in our community.

You can also contact VA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for information about public nutrition assistance at 1-800-552-3431 or visit their website: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

If you are experiencing financial difficulty, apply for free or reduced meals now, as this eligibility carries over for 30 days into a new school year.

Email Amanda Warren, awarren@staunton.k12.va.us for details or apply online at https://www.staunton.k12.va.us/

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