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Meals will be provided for kids during school closure

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Posted at 7:50 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 16:52:11-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — With many schools closed for the next couple of weeks in southern Colorado parents might be concerned about making sure their children are able to get a healthy meal.

Several sites are offering free grab-and-go bag meals starting Monday, according to Christy McGee from Falcon-Fort Carson District 8.

McGee also said the meals will not be hot, and most of the bags will include a breakfast and a lunch.

Any child under age 18 can go to any of the sites on the map below to get a meal. They do not have to live in that district, be on the free/reduced lunch program, or be school age.

McGee said more sites are expected to be added to the list Tuesday.

Pueblo District 70 also announced Saturday that the following sites will serve Grab n' Go meals during the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m from Monday, March 16 through Friday, March 20:

  • Avondale Elementary, Vineland Middle, Pleasant View, Liberty Point Middle, Desert Sage, Beulah, Rye Elementary, and Craver Middle Schools.

Lunch (along with an additional breakfast included for the following day) will be distributed at the bus loops of each school. The district said that any student under the age of 19 will receive a free lunch and breakfast with each meal bag. Students need to be present to receive a meal. Parents or guardians can purchase a meal bag for $3.00.

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