To prevent further spread of COVID-19, Daviess County Public Schools is restructuring the way meals will be provided to students. These meals, free-of-charge, will now be available for pick-up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday instead of each day of the week.
On Monday and Wednesday, families will pick up lunches and breakfasts for two days.
DCPS Director of School Nutrition Lisa Sims said meal delivery will only be available for the district’s most vulnerable families and that DCPS is continuing to abide by CDC social distancing recommendations at meal pickup locations, which are available from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at each DCPS elementary school.
“Home deliveries stopped this week, except for our mobile routes,” Sims said, adding that notes have been passed out with lunches to inform parents and students of the change. “We will maintain these all summer and every day because, for some of those students, this is their primary source of food.”
The change was made to limit person-to-person contact.
At the pick-up site, a table will stand between those serving and picking up meals, Sims added.
“Creating that barrier is a reminder to practice social distancing and stand six feet away from one another,” she said.
DCPS is currently stocked on gloves as those are used regularly during meal services.
Students will be provided with a hot meal, a cold meal, and two breakfasts on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. Anyone 18 and under can pick up these meals at any DCPS elementary school, and no name or information will be taken by those providing the food.
Sims said the process of cutting meal service down to three days a week hasn’t taken much off the shoulders of those providing meals to the thousands of DCPS children, but that the food service staff and volunteers organizing this program are making it work.
Volunteers are always welcome to help Sims and her team with the M/W/F meal program. Prepping runs from 7-11 a.m. each day.
“As this virus affects more people, it will likely decrease the number of volunteers we have on the workforce, so we’ll need more volunteers when that happens,” she said.
Pick up meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday at these sites:
Audubon Elementary School – 300 Worthington Road
Burns Elementary School – 4514 Goetz Drive
Country Heights Elementary School – 4961 Kentucky 54
Deer Park Elementary School – 4959 New Hartford Road
East View Elementary School – 6104 Kentucky 405
Highland Elementary School – 2909 Kentucky 54
Meadow Lands Elementary School – 3500 Hayden Road
Sorgho Elementary School – 5390 Kentucky 56
Southern Oaks Elementary School – 7525 U.S. 431 South
Tamarack Elementary School – 1733 Tamarack Road
West Louisville Elementary School – 8400 Kentucky 56
Whitesville Elementary School – 9656 Kentucky 54
The Owensboro Health coronavirus hotline is available 24/7 by calling 877-888-6647. Call the hotline before seeking in-person care. More information from OH can be found here.
For the latest information and data on COVID-19 in Kentucky visit kycovid19.ky.gov or dial the Kentucky state hotline at 800-722-5725.
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