KENT COUNTY, Mich. — Kent ISD announced Sunday more than a dozen of the 20 public school districts have a meal program in place that is available for kids to utilize while they are required to stay home amid the coronavirus outbreak in Michigan.
25 sites have been activated and more are expected. Remaining districts are working to finalize plans, with input from their communities and local organizations.
Meals will be provided for families with children under the age of 18 and disabled students between 18 and 26 to be picked up at various locations.
Here are some of the plans underway for specific districts:
Byron Center Public Schools
Beginning Monday, 3/16 1pm-2pm at Brown Elementary & Byron Center High School. Additional planning and details being finalized Monday.
Caledonia Community Schools
Monday-Thursday 9am-2:30pm at Duncan Lake Middle (behind school at Food Service & Shipping doors).
Cedar Springs Public Schools
Beginning Monday, 3/16 11am at Cedar Springs High School, with more details to come.
Comstock Park Public Schools
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30am-12pm at York Creek Leasing Office Area, 10:30am-11am at Mobile Home Park on West River Dr., 11am-1pm Comstock Park High School
East Grand Rapids Public Schools
Arrangements underway for district families in need of assistance. Staff are also partnering with neighboring districts on food distribution. Families are asked to contact their building principal for assistance.
Forest Hills Public Schools
Tuesday, Friday 11am-1pm & 5pm-7pm at Central High School, Eastern Middle/High School, Northern High School.
Godfrey Lee Public Schools
Monday-Friday 10am-12pm at Early Childhood Center outside gym, front of Godfrey Elementary, back of Lee Middle/High School.
Godwin Heights Public Schools
Wednesdays 10:30am-12:30pm at North Godwin Elementary.
Grand Rapids Public Schools
Monday-Friday 11:30am-12:30pm New Faith Temple, San Juan Diego Academy, Creston Plaza Apartments, Campau Commons, and beginning 3/17 11:30am-12:30pm also at Hope Academy, Sibley Elementary, Ottawa Hills High School
Grandville Public Schools
Varies Wednesday, Friday 3/18, 20 10:00am-1:00pm at Grandville Middle, curbside.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 3/23, 25, 27 10:00am-1:00pm at Grandville Middle, curbside.
Monday, Wednesday 3/30, 4/1 10:00am-1:00pm at Grandville Middle, curbside.
Kelloggsville Public Schools
Planning to meet student needs underway, with details being finalized Monday.
Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Meal distribution begins Tuesday. Planning to meet student needs continues, with details being finalized Monday.
Kent City Community Schools
Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00 pm at elementary atrium and bus drop off areas.
Kentwood Public Schools
Tuesday, Friday 11am-2pm in cafeterias at Glenwood Elementary, Crestwood Middle, Valleywood Middle, Freshman Campus.
Lowell Area Schools
Tuesday, Friday 11am-12pm & 6pm-7pm at Alto Elementary and at Impact Church.
Northview Public Schools
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:30pm-6:30pm at Northview High School.
Rockford Public Schools
Coordinating essential services, including food, for students in need. Specific plans being finalized. Currently, families are asked to contact their principal for assistance.
Sparta Area Schools
Varies Monday 3/16 beginning at 10am in the offices of every building.
Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday 3/17, 18, 20 at 11am-1pm at Sparta High School main entrance.
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3/23, 25, 27 at 11am-1pm at Sparta High School main entrance.
Thornapple Kellogg Schools
Monday-Thursday 3:30pm - 5:30pm at Thornapple Kellogg Middle take service drive to loading dock.
Wyoming Public Schools
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12pm-1pm at West Elementary, Wyoming Junior High.
Families are asked to visit their district's website for specific details about days and hours, as programs from different districts may vary.
Some districts may request families to fill out a short survey to help them prepare, others may ask families to register onsite.
Plans include letting students pick up meals at the closest district to them, regardless of if they attend that district.
Most plans will serve breakfast and lunch and will be a "sack lunch". Meals will be available for pick-up at school, community parking lots or building entrances.
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