Leavenworth public schools officials are adding sites for the free grab and go meal service being offered by the district.
Beginning Monday, meals will be available for pick-up at three additional locations. Meals will be offered for children ages 1-18 for only about 20 minutes at each of the three new locations.
The service will be available from approximately 10:20-10:40 a.m. each day at the Woodland Village apartment complex, from 10:50-11:10 a.m. at Woodmoor Court and from 11:30-11:50 at Earl Lawson Elementary School.
“We’re just attempting to spread increased access,” said Jake Potter, director of public relations for the Leavenworth public schools.
He said school officials recognize some families may have transportation issues.
The district also will continue to offer the meal pick-up service from 10:30 a.m. to noon each day at Anthony and David Brewer elementary schools.
The service is being offered Monday through Friday through May 22.
Children receive bundled meals for lunch and breakfast the next morning.
A flyer with information about the program can be found at www.usd453.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_431774/File/LV Meals.pdf
Potter said district officials will continue to assess distribution locations for the program.
“We’ll continue to look at it on a week by week basis,” he said.
The Leavenworth school district began offering this service after the governor ordered the closing of schools across the state to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
Other local school districts are offering similar meal pick-up services.
School districts are able to utilize what is ordinarily a Summer Meals Program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer the meals for the remainder of the school year.