HARRISBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT PARENT AND GUARDIAN NOTIFICATION FOR “GRAB AND GO" MEALS AND FAMILY FOOD BOXES FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 23
For the week of March 23rd, please note the following changes to the dates, times, and food distribution locations.
“Grab and Go” breakfast and lunch meals will be distributed onTuesday, March 24th and Friday, March 27th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the following Harrisburg School District locations:
Family food boxes donated by the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are available on a first come, first served basis from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 24th and Friday, March 27th.
Harrisburg School District parents and guardians can pick-up meals and food boxes at one of the following school locations:
- Foose School
- Rowland Academy
- John Harris Campus
- Downey School
- Ben Franklin School
- Cougar Academy (located in the rear of the Lincoln Administration Building)
If a family has multiple children, please choose one location and time to pick up your meals.
NOTE: If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, United States Department of Education, Governor’s Office and/or the Pennsylvania Department of Education provide new guidance regarding the feeding program, it could modify and/or change the operations of the food distribution. Any such changes will be communicated via the District website at www.hbgsd.us or the District's Facebook page.
As we go through this difficult time of school closures, please know that the Harrisburg School District and its community partners are pleased to serve and support the students and families of our District.
March 16, 2020
Dear Harrisburg Parents and Families,
During the state-mandated closure of schools due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Harrisburg School District is prepared to provide free grab and go breakfast and lunch meals to any actively enrolled student, 18 and under, in the Harrisburg School District. The District’s feeding efforts will be supported through its collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National School Lunch Program.
Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, while schools are not in session, the administration will invite parents/guardians to pick up meals for their children between 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. We are asking Pre K to 4th grade to arrive at 10 am, 5th – 8th grade to arrive at 10:30 am, and 9th – 12th grade to arrive at 11 am. If a family has multiple children, please pick one of the listed time slots to pick up meals for your children.
Meal pick up will be available Tuesday, March 17th - Friday, March 20th at six (6) designated school locations across the city of Harrisburg. The plan for the week of March 23rd is still being developed. The locations are:
-Foose School – 1301 Sycamore Street, Hbg. PA 17104
-Rowland Academy – 1842 Derry Street, Hbg. PA 17104
-John Harris Campus – 2451 Market Street, Hbg. PA 17103
-Downey School – 1313 Monroe Street, Hbg. PA 17103
-Ben Franklin School – 1205 North Sixth Street, Hbg. PA 17102
-Camp Curtin Academy – 2900 North Sixth Street, Hbg. PA 17110
The administration of the Harrisburg School District encourages families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at school pick-up sites once meals have been distributed. We will continue to advise students, families, and staff to practice good hygiene habits by washing your hands often with anti-bacterial soap, refrain from touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands, be mindful of social distancing, and stay home if they and/or their child have cold or flu-like symptoms.
If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, United States Department of Education, Governor’s Office and/or the Pennsylvania Department of Education provide new guidance regarding the feeding program, it could modify and/or change the operations of the food distribution. Any such changes will be communicated via the District website at www.hbgsd.us
Thank you for your assistance as we come together to support the families of the Harrisburg School District during this difficult time.
Mr. Chris Celmer
Harrisburg School District
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