Change to Feeding Site Days of Operation, 5-Day Supplies Offered on Mondays
School District Five is doing its part to #flattenthecurve. The district will change the number of days it will open its feeding sites, while still providing a full week of meals to students in need. This action is being taken under the guidance of state officials and for the safety of our staff and the community, as officials encourage the public to practice social distancing.
Monday Only Feeding Sites/5-Day Supply Beginning next week (the week of Monday, March 23), School District Five will open feeding sites on Mondays only. Students will receive 5 days worth of breakfast and lunch items, during the Monday meal offering.
There are 6 locations across the district, serving meals 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the front of each school under the canopy.
H. E. Corley Elementary
Harbison West Elementary
Seven Oaks Elementary
Dutch Fork High
Chapin High School
Items will be individually packaged, to-go food offerings with dietary information on the packaging. The service is only available for children under 18.
Beginning Monday, March 30 students will not be required to be present at feeding sites for parents & guardians to receive their students' meals. The change comes as a result of a new federal and state-approved waiver, allowing districts to distribute meals “to a parent or guardian to take home to their children." Previously, students needed to be present to receive meals through USDA’s child nutrition programs.
Though students are not required to be present at feeding sites, parents will be required to show their students' ID cards, if they have them. If they do not have them, they will be required to sign their name and list their children’s names in order to receive the meals. Per the guidelines of the federal USDA waiver, these steps are taken to maintain the integrity of the program, while providing flexibility for parents.
Meal drop-off deliveries will be provided on Mondays to the following apartment complexes at the following times: Waters at Berryhill Apartments 11:00-11:30 / River Oaks Apartments, 11:45-12:15 / Irmo Village Apartments 12:30-1:00