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IRSD updates meal locations for long-term school closure

Children no longer have to be present

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Drive-through only! Para-educator Alisa Hassler hands off a meal bag while Assistant Principals Bennett Murray, right, and Will Revels, center, look on.

In an effort ensure the health and safety of district employees and in accordance with Gov. Carney’s recent Stay at Home Order amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Indian River School District is making a series of changes to its meal service program during the school closure.

Beginning Monday, March 30, “grab and go” meals will be served on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at only these locations from 10:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Indian River High School (front entrance)
  • Phillip C. Showell Elementary (parent pick-up)
  • Millsboro Middle School (bus parking lot)
  • Long Neck Elementary (bus parking lot)
  • Georgetown Elementary School (front entrance)
  • North Georgetown Elementary (bus parking lot)

Meals are free of charge and available to children 18 and under. Children no longer have to be present. There is no proof of residence or ID. Delaware families can visit any meal site in the state, regardless of their home district or school locations. Parents/guardians should only pick up meals for the children in their own households. Since the Department of Education received a federal waiver (removing the requirement that children be present for families to receive children's meals) program accountability and integrity will need to be maintained.

Students will receive two meals on Monday and Wednesday, plus three meals on Friday.

IRSD will no longer serve meals at the previously-announced community locations. This list is also subject to change, so families should check for updates daily for IRSD locations (www.irsd.net) or statewide locations (https://www.doe.k12.de.us).