School nutrition programs announce meal options for students during closure
The Delaware Department of Education has received a waiver from the federal government to allow school nutrition programs to provide meals to students during the closure.
“We know that many of our students depend on the meals they receive in schools as their main source of food. Receiving waivers for the operation of the federal School Nutrition Programs means that most of our districts and charter schools will be able to provide meals for students who may need them during the time they are not in school due to COVID-19,” Secretary of Education Susan Bunting said. “Additionally, the state is in communication with other organizations that may assist in the provision of meals for students during this time.”
Please find a list of open meal sites for students here (https://www.doe.k12.de.us/covid19). Families may pick up meal bags for children 18 and under who live in their home. Children must be present. Any family needing additional information may contact their district or charter office.
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