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Pueblo school districts help feed students during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 5:48 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 21:05:18-05

PUEBLO — School districts in Pueblo are going back to helping people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pueblo School District 60 started its meal service on Nov. 20 and will go through Dec. 18.

The district will have its meals available to kids 1-18 years old. It's service will be available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The service will provide six meals on Tuesday and eight meals on Friday. There will be a double meal distribution on Dec. 18 for Christmas break.

D60's Interim Nutrition Services Director Dana Elkins-Greene is expecting a big turnout for these meals.

"Just based on the numbers we ran on the Friday prior to Thanksgiving, that was a large increase in just one day, so we are beefing up for that," she said. "We'll probably try to cater that and do more of an eight to eleven day meal that we hand out just in one fell swoop."

D60's meal service locations are:

· East High School, 9 MacNeil Road

· Centennial High School, 2525 Mountview Drive

· Central High School, 216 East Orman Avenue

· South High School, 1801 Hollywood Drive.

· Risley International Academy of Innovation, 625 Monument Avenue.

Pueblo County School District 70 is starting its meal service on Dec. 1 and will also go through Dec. 18.

This service will be open from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at all schools, but if you live in Rye, pick up your meals at Rye Elementary School or Craver Middle School.

Two days worth of meals will be given on Tuesday, and three days worth will be offered on Thursdays, along with a special treat service each day.

D70's Supper Program will still be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Vineland Middle School and Liberty Point International.