Schools distribute meals

By Samantha Tucker samantha@prairiepress.net
Posted 3/23/20

Area schools are distributing meals to students who may otherwise go hungry during the current coronavirus shutdown.

In Paris, Mayo Middle School, Wenz Elementary School and Memorial Elementary …

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Schools distribute meals

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Area schools are distributing meals to students who may otherwise go hungry during the current coronavirus shutdown.

In Paris, Mayo Middle School, Wenz Elementary School and Memorial Elementary School are all meal distribution points, passing out or delivering hundreds of sack lunches per day from the schools’ main entrances. Lunches are packed with items like ham and cheese wraps or sandwiches, chips, apples, cereal bars and milk or juice.

In Paris 95, the number of students of all ages needing food has grown this week to 950, according to Jeremy Larson, Superintendent of Schools.

Kansas and Chrisman schools are also providing daily meals for takeout, including some breakfast items.

Kansas CUSD #3 urges parents

to please email the school at absence@kansas.k12.il.us, or call the school at (217)948-5174 before 9:00 a.m. to request a lunch. Pickup is at entrance E1 of TLC (the old Kansas Grade School) between 11 a.m. and noon each day.

For more information about the Chrisman school district’s meals, call the elementary school at 217-269-2022.

Shiloh CUSD #1 is offering students a week’s worth of breakfast and lunch supplies across several communities, with pickups Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Parents should call the school office at 217-887-2364, ext. 1, as soon as possible to request meals for their students.

Shiloh CUSD #1 meal pickups are at St. Michael’s Parish Life Center in Hume, the Metcalf Christian Church in Metcalf, the Newman First Christian Church in Newman, Little Hall in Murdock, the Christian Church in Redmon and the Brocton Christian Church in Brocton.