Detroit schools offering meals for students on Mondays and Thursdays

Posted at 2:16 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 07:18:02-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — Starting Thursday, the Detroit Public Schools Community District will offer free meals for students and their families amid the temporary closing of schools due to the coronavirus pandemic.

DPSCD announced Monday a restructuring of its original student and family distribution plan to address the continued health concerns highlighted by the governor’s latest stay-at-home executive order to better protect the health of employees, according to a release.

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This new plan will increase the number of meals offered to families and the number of meals offered throughout the week. Beginning on Thursday, March 26, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., a revised list of 17 schools will offer students and families a bag of four pre-cooked breakfast meals and four pre-cooked lunches.

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Food distribution will continue every subsequent Monday and Thursday at the 17 schools. On Monday, three pre-cooked breakfast meals will be provided along with three pre-cooked lunches. On Thursdays, once again, four pre-cooked breakfasts and lunches will be provided. Students/families can pick up the food at any of the 17 sites. Monday and Thursday door to door delivery will still take place for medically fragile DPSCD students. Academic enrichment packets will also be available at these sites.

1. Denby

2. East English Village

3. Fisher Upper

4. Law

5. Martin Luther King

6. Pershing

7. Southeastern

8. Brenda Scott

9. Cass

10. Central

11. Charles H. Wright

12. Cody

13. Frederick Douglass Academy

14. Mumford

15. Munger

16. Renaissance

17. Western

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