Zanesville City Schools offering breakfast, lunch program beginning Monday

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – With schools out for the time being, administrators are figuring out how to help their students.

Zanesville City Schools Assistant Superintendent Steve Foreman says a week-worth of breakfast and lunch foods will be available for pickup at their school locations starting Monday between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

“At the current time, [the] USDA has a waiver that they turned in for non-congregate meals. Meaning — a meal that can be served where people don’t congregate to eat. So what we’re doing is — starting Monday, this coming Monday, March 23, we’re going to have breakfast and lunch packed a week at a time. And we’re asking that parents come from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at one of our drive up locations. Now, if somebody needs to walk, that’s fine. We’re only encouraging the drive up because it does not promote any congregation whatsoever.”

The food will be both non-perishable and perishable. After pickup, parents need to go through the bag because they will be giving out things like milk and meats.

He says parents with children in all their schools should fill out a survey for each student in their household. Click this link for the survey.

“We’re going to do this at — actually several different sites. We’re going to prepare and distribute at Zanesville Middle School. We’re also going to distribute at Zane Grey Intermediate and National Road Elementary. The Metropolitan Housing Authority has been partnered with us now and it’s nice because they’re going to distribute to anyone that lives in public housing of Metropolitan. “