BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Kern High School District has announced what changes it is making to provide meal services to children during the upcoming school closures.
KHSD said its Nutrition Services Department will provide free breakfast and lunch to all children ages 2 to 18 during the closures starting Wednesday and lasting through April 9. Students can receive meals from any elementary or high school, regardless of the district which they attend.
All schools operated by KHSD will serve “grab and go” meals between the hours of 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Students can either receive meals at the drive-through location established at the bus-loading zone or walk to the pick-up location to receive lunch and breakfast for the following day.
"If driving, we ask that parents and students remain in their vehicles while Nutrition Services distributes meals to each child in the car. Students need to be present to receive their meals," the district wrote in a release.
If a student has special meal accommodations on file, parents will need to communicate with the Nutrition Services office staff to confirm if they will pick up their meals daily.
Parents should contact Nutrition Services at (661) 827-3190 for these services.
Nutrition Services is working with the KHSD Transportation Department and the Kern County Superintendent of Schools Transportation Department to distribute meals directly to the most vulnerable student population.
"We anticipate daily transporting meals to the homes of our students with disabilities, who typically have door-to-door transportation services. Each day, these students will receive lunch and breakfast for the following day."
The following sites have been set up:
- Arvin High School
- Independence High School
- West High School
- Bakersfield High School
- Kern Valley High School
- Stockdale High School
- Centennial High School
- Liberty High School
- East Bakersfield High School
- Mira Monte High School
- East Belle Terrace
- Foothill High School
- North High School
- Nueva F
- rontier High School
- Ridgeview High School
- Golden Valley High School
- Shafter High School
- Vista West
- Highland High School
- South High School
All sites surrounding East Belle Terrace (ROC, AIM, ABLE, and TDS) will have one location for meal distribution in the ROP bus loading zone on S. Mount Vernon.
Schuetz and RCC can pick-up their meals at their home sites.