Changes made to school meal distribution plan
By ABIGAIL WHITEHOUSE
STANFORD, Ky. – Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all in-person classes for Lincoln County students have been cancelled until May, but the district will still be providing meals to students during this time.
For weeks now, the Food Service Department has been preparing and delivering thousands of meals throughout the county on a daily basis. But, in an effort to minimize COVID-19 exposure to the staff and community, that meal distribution plan has been revised.
Beginning April 13, the department will now be delivering meals three days a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Monday meals will include extra food for Tuesday and Wednesday meals will include extra food for Thursday, according to Communications Director Brad Smith.
Each lunch will include a breakfast bar for the following morning.
“The meals will be free to all students and will be prepared at the kitchen at the Student Support Center and packaged in brown bags by certified nutritional staff to ensure food safety,” according to a press release from the school district.
New delivery locations have also been added to the revised plan.
“It is preferred that you reserve a meal to be picked up (for planning purposes) but you can also just show up to pick up a meal,” the release states.
To reserve a meal, contact the Food Service Department at one the following phone numbers: 606-365-2124; 606-365-5778; or 606-669-1856.
Meals will be available to be picked up at the following locations and estimated times:
Route 1 (Stanford): Oakview Estates, 11 a.m.; Herndon Avenue, 11:15 a.m.; Upland Drive, 11:25 a.m.; Danville Avenue, 11:35 a.m.; Foster Lane, 11:45 a.m.; Maxwell Street, 12 p.m.; McKinney Court, 12:15 p.m.; Pettus Court, 12:25 a.m.; Powell Street, 12:35 a.m.; Hubble Road, 12:45 p.m.; Hwy 150 Apartments, 1 p.m.; Lincoln Trail, 1:10 p.m.; Rosewood Drive, 1:20 p.m.; Slone Drive, 1:30 p.m.
Route 2 (Stanford): Library, 11:30 a.m.; Lincoln Terrace Apartments, 11:55 a.m.; Darst Street, 12 p.m.; Rosemont Drive, 12:10 p.m. ; Logan Trace, 12:20 p.m.; Oak View Apartments, 12:25 p.m.; Harris Street Trailer Park, 12:40 p.m.; Goshen Road Trailer Park, 12:55 p.m.; Redmon Trailer Park, 1 p.m.; Bell Street, 1:15 p.m.
Route 3 (Crab Orchard): Crab Orchard Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m.; Crab Orchard Church of God, 11:55 a.m.; Broughtontown Community Center, 12 p.m.; Dollar Store, 12:20 p.m.; Pine Grove Road, 12:45 p.m.; Ky. Hwy. 643, 1:15 p.m.
Route 4 (Highland/Waynesburg): Mountain Stop, 11 a.m.; Pleasant View Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m.; Double Springs Baptist Church, 12:20 p.m.; Dollar Store (Waynesburg), 11:55 a.m.; Ike Singleton Road, 12 p.m.; Piilot Church, 12:15 p.m.; Cross Roads, 12:30 p.m.; Clearfork Road, 12:45 p.m.; Parson Road, 1:10 p.m.; Neals Creek Road, 1:25 p.m.
Route 5 (Hustonville/McKinney/Highland area): Scott Lane, 11:15 a.m.; New Hope Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m.; Moreland Christian Church, 11:55 a.m.; McKinney Baptist, 12:20 p.m.; Boneyville Baptist, 12:45 p.m.; Sun Valley Drive, 1 p.m.; Dollar General (Halls Gap), 1:20 p.m.
MENU (Subject to change):
Monday – hamburger/bun, baked Doritos, cherry slushy, fruit cup and milk
Tuesday – pretzel, cheese sauce, cucumber/dip, apple slices, cookie and milk
Wednesday – chicken patty/bun, sun chips, orange slushy, apple and milk
Thursday – hot dog/bun, baked beans, chips, orange and milk
Friday- chicken fingers, roll, carrots/dip, bbq chips, Rice Krispie treat, grapes and milk