Kern County school meal service to continue through Spring Break

Posted at 11:01 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 14:01:25-04

In a continuing effort to provide meals for students during the coronavirus pandemic, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools announced that they will continue "grab and go" meal service for students through Spring Break.

In a statement, KCSOS said "meal services will be provided Monday through Thursday (April 6 – April 9). There will be no meal services on Good Friday, April 10, and Monday, April 13. Normal daily meal services will resume on Tuesday, April 14."

During the first week of school closures, the KCSOS estimated that 108,000 children were served breakfast and lunch at about 80 locations throughout the county.

“The number of children who have come to receive meals while our schools have been closed is clear evidence that we are meeting a critical need,” said Kern County Superintendent of Schools Mary Barlow. “This effort truly showcases the amazing resiliency of our school personnel to provide essential services to our students despite this unprecedented situation we are all in.”

The KCSOS wanted to remind parents of the following guidelines for meal distribution:

  • Children 18 and under must be present to receive their meal.
  • Meal service is “Grab N Go” style and may not be consumed on the premises.
  • Families should only visit one meal location per day.

You can find a full list of meal locations and times online.