As the Kershaw County School District (KCSD) closes out the 2019-20 school year, changes will be made to its food distribution methods in order to implement the summer feeding program.
“With the close of school, we always change the way we deliver food to our students,” said KCSD Superintendent Shane Robbins. “This year is a bit different with the COVID-19 situation, but we will still be providing meals for students age 18 and younger.”
Robbins said that the current method of pick up from four school sites and bus delivery has continued this week. On Thursday, May 28, 10 meals—five breakfasts and five lunches—will be provided for the following week.
Starting with the week of June 1, meals will only be available on Thursdays for the following week and there will be no bus delivery.
“In order to run this program in the summer when our staffing changes, meals will only be available for pick up on Thursdays with a full week of meals available on that day,” Robbins said. “We used this type of delivery for Spring Break, and it went well. It is a different schedule, but the amount of food we will provide is still the same.”
Meals can be picked up on Thursdays starting on June 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Blaney Elementary, Camden High or North Central Middle. In order to help with meal planning, families are asked to pre-order meals by 7 p.m. on Monday of each week for the Thursday pick up. Meals can be pre-ordered at this link: www.kcsdschools.net/mealsignup. The online link is the only way to reserve meals.
“The link will close on Monday nights and reopen on Thursdays each week. We are asking families to use this online method to help us out to know how much food to prepare,” Robbins said. “The link is open now for families to register for the meals they will pick up on June 4.”