PUEBLO — Pueblo School District 70 will resume providing meals to students on Monday, April 27.
The district suspended its meal program on April 13 after a food service worker was possibly exposed to COVID-19. The district announced that the worker was tested and preliminary results came back negative. This did not change the two-week suspension of the meal program.
After D70 had to suspend their meal program, Pueblo School District 60 stepped in and has been providing meals for D70 students.
According to D70 when the program resumes on April 27, any student in Pueblo County under the age of 19 will receive two free lunches and two breakfasts with each meal bag. Parents or guardians can purchase a meal bag for $6.00 at curbside pick-up locations only. The district said adults over 60 can also receive a free meal if they are picking up food for grandchildren.
Curbside pick-up will be available Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:
- Pueblo County High School (bus loop in back), 1050 35th Lane, Pueblo, CO 81006 (relocated from VLM)
- Liberty Point Middle School, 484 S Maher Dr, Pueblo West, CO 81007
- Skyview Middle School, 1047 Camino de Bravo, Pueblo West, CO 81007
Grab and go meals will also be delivered to nine specific off-site locations via First-Students School Bus from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. These meal will be distributed from the school buses.
The nine off-site locations are:
- Craver Middle School, 4850 Crow Cut Off Road, Colorado City, CO 81019
- Beulah School, 8734 School House Lane, Beulah, CO 81023
- Avondale Elementary School, 213 US-50 BUS, Avondale, CO 81022
- Pleasant View Middle School, 23600 Everett Road, Pueblo, CO 81006
- Oakwood Estates Mobile Home Park off Highway 50/96 near Pueblo Airport
- Stonegate Village Apartments, 393 E Spaulding Ave, Pueblo West, CO 81007
- Pueblo West Campground, 480 E McCulloch Blvd, Pueblo West, CO 81007
- Memorial Recreation Center near E George Dr and Stewart Dr, Pueblo West, CO 81007
- Liberty Point Mobile Home Park at Dawnview Dr. and S Tolstoi in Pueblo West
D70 said at the delivery sites, meals are first-come, first-served while supplies last. No adult melas will sold at these locations as there will be no food service workers to handle money.
Social distancing rules apply at all locations. The district asks that everyone limit contact time, wera a mask, and maintain six-feet from bus drivers and food service workers.