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Food distribution

PHOTO PROVIDED Staff work to prepare meals for food distribution.

During this global pandemic, the principals at CMMS are trying to stay connected to our families while the school is closed. To support the students, there has been a food distribution to provide food to students in need or any student that shows up to the distribution. Mrs. Katrina Lee, one of the Assistant Principals at the middle school, gave us an overview of the distribution.

“The reason for the food distribution is to continue to work to meet the needs of all of our students (and) their families during this time that we are shut down due to COVID-19,” says Mrs. Lee. It takes place in various locations around the district, allowing Keystone Central School District to provide a needed service to the community at desperate times. Mrs. Lee proceeded to say, “any student in the district and their siblings (ages 1-18) is eligible to receive food.” There’s no need to sign up or fill out any forms. Lee encourages families to just show up to any of the locations, tell how many kids need food and then receive it. The food distribution is taking place every Monday and Thursday. Monday’s meals include breakfast and lunch for 3 days. Thursday’s meals include breakfast and lunch for 4 days. Each distribution is from 11:00am-12:30pm.

The plan for the distribution after June 2nd is to keep it running until June 30, although staff are continuing to get updates from their food service department to determine what can be provided throughout the rest of the summer.

Any student in need of food but cannot go to the locations should contact the Director of Pupil Services, Christina Manning at (570) 893-4900 ext. 2105.

Until this pandemic seems to be resolved, all of the staff members at every school in the district will continue to miss their students. They’re all looking forward to seeing students back in school in the fall for the 2020-2021 school year. Continue to stay safe and social distance!

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