CES #95 Providing Meals During COVID-19 Closure
On Wednesday Carbondale Elementary School District started distributing meals at bus stops to children unable to make it the feeding sites.
James Allison of Carbondale usually doesn’t see a school bus stopped in front of his house. Today, it's for deliveries.
“North Almond, that’s down the street from James, two meals.”
The Carbondale school district and Durham School Bus Service began delivering breakfast and lunch to all those under 18 after Governor Pritzker ordered them shut down.
Allison says with rapid changes stemming from COVID-19 outbreak, small things like this are beneficial.
“It’s helping me because the things that I buy I can save, so in case the time of an emergency or whatever, I got my food.”
Allison was impressed at the timely response.
“I just called the dispatcher she got my address and came right out.”
Carbondale Elementary Superintendent Daniel Booth says his staff have been working tirelessly to include something extra.
“We’ll have homework packets that will provide students with the continuity of learning within their home that we will be giving away with the lunches for the next few weeks.”
Which is something Allison says he’ll put to good use.
“That will work cause any type of education I can get my son is good.”