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D60 free 'drive-thru' meal program expanding to 8 schools next week

Pueblo school provide meals for students during COVID-19 closure
Posted at 3:12 PM, Mar 27, 2020

PUEBLO — After the conclusion of Spring Break this week, District 60 students will continue to have access to free lunch and breakfast services with drive-thru pick-up of meals available at eight schools.

Beginning Monday, March 30 through at least Friday, April 17, District 60 Nutrition Services will be distributing meals to students at eight drive-thru locations on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Meal distribution sites will be set up outside in the parking lot or bus lane at each participating school. If driving, please stay in your car and meals will be passed through to the driver based on the number of children.

Meals can be found at Bessemer Academy, East High School, Heaton Middle School, Heritage Middle School, Irving Elementary School, Pueblo Academy of Arts, Risley Middle School and South Park Elementary.

Children will receive two meals in each meal bag 1 breakfast and one lunch. Adults can verify basic information to accept meals for any student that is not present. All meals will exceed USDA nutritional requirements.

This program will be solely for the pick-up of meals, and meals will not be consumed on site. We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school site once meals have been distributed, continue to wash your hands often, sneeze or cough into a tissue and stay home if you are sick.