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Sturgeon R-V distributing free student lunches

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 7:03 am

Sturgeon R-V is taking steps to make sure its students don’t miss their daily school lunches during the duration of their March 17 through April 6 school hiatus.

While school will be out in order to prevent the potential spread of the Coronavirus, the district will be supplying school-age students of the district with lunch, Monday through Friday.

In a news release, R-V Superintendent Geoff Neill said:

As you know, the Sturgeon R-V School District has announced the closure of our district to assist in slowing the spread of the

A Sturgeon elementary school student looks at study packets set out for students before the school closes.

coronavirus (COVID-19).  As part of this closure, we are aware that many families will need assistance with food.  The district has applied for a waiver to implement a seamless option which would allow the district to provide food to all children in the district ages birth to 18 free of charge.

Beginning Wednesday, March 17th, Sturgeon R-V School District will begin providing a food pick up option for all residents of our school district up to the age of 18.  This program will be solely for the pickup of meals..  Meals cannot be consumed on site. We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school site and utilizing social distancing once meals have been distributed. Meals will be picked up in the gym entryway / bus drop off at the K-8 Building.  We will continue this as long as needed.

When picking up your food, please follow the posted directions and practice social distancing.

If you would like to request meals, please email foodservice@sturgeon.k12.mo.us or call 573-687-3515 daily Monday through Friday before 9:00 a.m. the day you wish to pick up.  We will include the current day’s lunch and the next day’s breakfast.  Hours of pickup will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.  If you need help getting food, please use the above contact information.  We will try to assist everyone that we can.”