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Washington County Schools distributed nearly 3000 meals to students who are at home due to the school’s closing through May 1. 

While students are home completing E-Learning lessons, Eastern, Salem, and West Washington Schools have prepared meals for students to be picked up or delivered. 

West Washington School Corporation Superintendent Keith Nance in his LIVE AT 5 address on Tuesday said meal delivery has been working out pretty well. Drivers were also able to deliver several weeks’ worth of work to kindergarten students as well. 

Mickey Mouse stopped by to greet students and families at Bradie M. Shrum as they stopped by Monday to pick up meals.

“Really proud of this. Obviously, if we get a call on Monday and we’re delivering on Monday you might not be added to the list until the next time we deliver. We delivered 800 on Monday,” he said during his address on Tuesday. “We will deliver 2000 meals per week to nearly 100 households.”

Schools are sending breakfast and lunch meals for Monday – Friday.

“I know that’s an important service. There were only 2-3 bags of meals were returned. We were able to deliver. We are providing to the whole household,” said Nance. “Whether it’s a grandparent, mother or father or younger student. I do want to thank our board for helping us provide that. We are only reimbursed for those meals for people under 18.”

Eastern School Corporation Superintendent Dennis Stockdale said approximately 1200 meals were delivered on Tuesday. 

“I want to take a brief moment to thank the EWSC employees who were able to come out today and help us deliver over 1200 meals to our students that members of our cafeteria staff worked tirelessly to prepare,” Stockdale said in a social media post. “We truly have a dedicated staff that I love working with every day. You all put our students first and I very much appreciate that.”

If you have not signed up for meals, please do so as soon as possible.

*Once you are signed up for meals, you do not have to sign up anymore,” Stockdale said. “You will receive meals each Tuesday and Thursday.”

Due to the high number requesting meals, we need to have everyone signed up before noon on Wednesday, April 1 in order to receive meals on Thursday, April 2.

If you sign up afternoon tomorrow, April 1, 2020, you will be included in the meal count for next Tuesday, April 7, 2020, and thereafter.

You can call the office at 812-967-3926 or use this link to sign up online – https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdsStxmyP90C4Gt10r78AVEWytV4flINCry-g105knssmLD2A/viewform

Salem Community Schools distributed about 1000 meals with a drive-thru pick up process at Bradie M. Shrum Elementary School.

 Three breakfast and three lunch meals will be available to students on Wednesday, April 1.

Get more info and sign-up here: bit.ly/scsmeals2 or call 812-883-4437.