Local schools providing pickup, delivery meal options

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Article Author: Zack DeLuca
Publication Name: Greenfield Recorder
Article Date: 3/19/2020
Article URL: https://www.recorder.com/A1-School-meals-during-COVID-19-33372321

After Gov. Charlie Baker’s mandatory closure of all schools in Massachusetts for at least three weeks in response to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, school districts across the county are coming up with ways to keep food accessible to families while classrooms are closed.

The earliest possible reopening of schools is scheduled for Monday, April 6. In the interim, public school district buildings will be closed to the public. Schools will continue undergoing scheduled deep cleanings, and most central offices will continue to function and will be accessible by phone and email.

Greenfield School Department

The Greenfield School Department’s free meals can be accessed at Newton School, Greenfield Middle School, Greenfield High School, Oak Courts, Leyden Woods, the YMCA and the Days Inn from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Additional sites may be added.

“We offered free meals to all youth immediately, starting the very first day of school closure,” said Superintendent Jordana Harper. “The grab-and-go option is the healthiest way to follow the governor’s guidance of no group gatherings and to maintain social distancing while providing this necessary service.”

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