Penn Hills School District offering meals to children during covid-19 closure
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 | 4:27 PM
Penn Hills School District will serve meals to children weekdays during the state-wide school closure.
Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Friday that schools across the state would be closed for at least 10 business days amid efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus.
The state recently approved the district’s paperwork to start providing grab-and-go lunches to Penn Hills youths.
There will be two meals in one bag per child to take home weekdays from noon to 2 p.m. at Linton Middle School, 250 Aster St.
Children must be present to receive the food.
Superintendent Nancy Hines said everyone is doing their part to serve the community while adhering to safety guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak.
“We will do our best to limit physical contact among children, their families, and our staff during distribution,” she said. “Each meal packet will include lunch items for immediate consumption and an extra item that may be saved for breakfast next day.”
Hines said meals were served Wednesday and there was a large turnout.
More information about district activities and alerts can be found at phsd.k12.pa.us.