April 22, 2020 3:50 a.m.
On Monday Roseburg Public Schools added dinner items to the “grab and go” meals currently being served via bus routes and at school sites.
Nutrition Services Director Kyle Micken told News Radio 1240 KQEN that around 2,100 meals are being served each weekday. He said that number jumps to approximately 2,300 on Wednesdays when hot meals are offered. Micken said each student is given three meals for the day when they are delivered or picked up. Chief Operations Officer Cheryl Northam said that is about 38 percent of the current enrollment. However, meals are given to all children who show up, including those younger than school age, so the percentage may actually be a bit lower.
While drivers and an additional staff person are delivering meals via school buses on modified routes, Micken said meals are still being served at each school location. Breakfast can be picked up from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. with lunch available from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
A post on the school district website said adults may visit bus stops or school sites and pickup a bag with meals for their children, without their child being present. Children at bus stops may also take an extra meal for other youth in the home.
Micken said the Oregon Department of Education is funding all meals, which are supported and funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Check www.roseburg.k12.or.us for bus delivery schedules and other information regarding the “grab and go” meals.