Meals available for Students During Virtual Learning

Meals available for Students During Virtual Learning


Similar to the spring school turn to virtual education, once again schools will be offering meals to students who are currently back at home with virtual learning. 

Washington County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Morgan ordered schools to move junior and senior high school classes online after the state designated the county as “Orange”.

Morgan said the elementary students could continue in-person. 

Salem and East Washington schools sent everyone home. West Washington is allowing the elementary students to continue while the older grades went home to take virtual classes. 

Salem and East Washington will be providing meals for those students. 

West Washington said it was making meals available to only those students who needed them. 

According to Joni Muchler, WW School Nutrition Director, “Unfortunately, we have not had a good response with the meals we have offered so far for our Virtual Wednesday learning days, participation has been extremely low.  So, we are not doing meal pickups. We do have some of our higher need students we are bringing in so they are getting meals and extra help.”

Muchler said anyone who contacts the schools will be taken care of.

She said two groups within the school were making food baskets for some students. 

Salem is distributing meals for students 18 and under who are not attending school in person. 

A second distribution day will be Wednesday, Nov. 18

Meal pickup will be at the Bradie M. Shrum Elementary gym doors on Wednesday from 11am – 12:30 pm (3 breakfast / 3 lunch)

Administration requests those picking up food please stay in their vehicle.

Children do not need to be present and another person may be designated to pick up meals.

All East Washington Students will be able to pick up free breakfasts and lunches from 9:45-11:00 a.m. on the following days: November 18, 19, 20, 23 and the 24th. 

Elementary students can pick up meals at the elementary and middle and high students at Eastern High School.

For more information, contact the schools at the following numbers:

  • West Washington Administration – 812-755-4872
  • East Washington Administration – 812-967-3926
  • Salem Schools Administration – 812-883-4437