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PUSD to offer meals to children 1-18 years old amid COVID-19 school closures

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Posted at 8:07 PM, Mar 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-20 23:07:51-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — Amid COVID-19 concerns and the recent school closures, Porterville United School District, beginning March 23 will provide meals at no cost to children ages 1-18 at PUSD elementary, middle and high school locations from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This "Grab N Go" service will provide both drive-thru and walk-up stations offering lunch and a breakfast meal for the next day.

Each child must be present to receive a meal.

Children need to eat their lunch or refrigerate them within 30 minutes of pickup. This includes refrigerating breakfast meals for the following day.

Meals for students with special dietary needs are available at Student Nutrition Services located at 900 W. Pioneer Ave., between 9 a.m. and noon, Monday-Friday or contact them at (559)782-7062.

The locations are listed below.

Route 1 - Yokhol Valley, Balch Park and Springville

10:30 a.m. - Yokhol Valley Drive and Balch Park Road, Springville

11 a.m. - Springville Elementary, 35424 Ward Ave., Springville

11:30 a.m. - Cattle Drive and Mustang Drive

11:50 a.m. - River Island Country Club Parking Lot

Route 2 - Success Lake Area / Highway 190

10:15 a.m. - Future Ready Lab, 31374 Success Valley Drive

10:35 a.m. - Success Market, 28420 Hwy 190

10:50 a.m. - Eagles Nest, 27798 Hwy 190

11:15 a.m. - 1168 E. Poplar

Route 3 - Richgrove / Ducor

10:20 a.m. - 709 Rowland, Richgrove

11 a.m. - 5580 Road 234, Ducor

Route 4 - Terra Bella

10:15 a.m. - Zion School, 10341 Road 256, Terra Bella

10:35 a.m. - Ave. 95 and Road 224, Terra Bella

11 a.m. - 23433 Ave. 95, Terra Bella

Route 5 - Woodville

10:15 a.m. - Woodville Church, 16719 Ave. 167

10:40 a.m. - Baptist Church on Oak

Route 6 - Poplar

10:15 a.m. - Labor Camp, 16153 Road 192

10:45 a.m. - Poplar Water Tower

11:10 a.m. - Romo Furniture, 21058 Ave. 152

For information about other pickup locations, call (559) 782-7092.