No Child Left Hungry During this Pandemic

By Alexandra Blockton
ablockton@lc.edu

The statewide mandated school closing issued by Governor J.B. Pritzker’s directive to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a dramatic change for students within the Alton Public School District. All students are now attending online classes to complete their classwork. Instead of being inside the classroom, online learning can be a huge difference for the majority of students.

The School District would like to make sure all students are being fed during this difficult time. The Food Distribution team has started delivering school breakfast and lunches for all students grades K-12. March 19. was when the first delivery of lunches was delivered. Starting on March 26. changes were made to the delivery system: the Alton School District will only be delivering on Mondays and Thursdays each week.

On Mondays, students will receive a three-day breakfast/lunch bag followed by a four-day bag on Thursdays each week. Delivering it this way will allow the district to provide seven days of student meals instead of five days. All of the neighborhood and school bus locations on Mondays and Thursdays will remain the same.

For further information in regard to the pickup locations designated for your area and time, please visit altonschools.org or the Alton School District Facebook page. You may also call 618-474-2600 for a list of locations and times for pick up.

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