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Schools Closed Because of Virus; Here’s How They’re Feeding Students

Statewide, nearly 2 million students will not be returning to the classroom for two weeks. Here is an updated blog on what Illinois districts are doing to keep education and school meals continuing through the shutdowns.

CHAMPAIGN

Champaign Unit 4 School District will have three drive-up distribution sites on Mondays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the following locations:

Garden Hills Academy – 2001 Garden Hills Drive

Booker T. Washington Stem Academy – 606 E Grove Street

Jefferson Middle School – 1115 Crescent Drive

On Fridays, the district will conduct home delivery of meals. Each meal box contains 5 breakfast and 5 lunches.

People receiving the meals must be in a vehicle with closed doors and windows. If the parent or guardian does not have access to transportation, call the Food Service Office at 217.351.3852 to set up home delivery of meal boxes of five breakfasts and five lunches. 

Click here for more information                     

DANVILLE

Danville Community Consolidated School District. No. 118 is distributing meals at the following times and locations:

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Mark Denman Elementary Parking Lot

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. South View Upper Elementary Parking Lot

DECATUR

Decatur Public Schools is offering breakfast and lunch to anyone under the age of 18 to pick up between 8:00-10:00 a.m. Families should look for the bright yellow sign (to the left) for the area to pick-up meals:

MacArthur High School – 1499 W Grand Avenue

Eisenhower High School – 1200 S 16th Street

Stephen Decatur Middle School – 1 Educational Park

Hope Academy – 955 N Illinois Street

Learning activities remain available for families at dps61.org/homelearning and printed packets are available at all schools weekdays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or will be mailed home by request.  

URBANA

During the week of March 23-30 Urbana School District #116 will provide meals to children 18 and under who live in the district with a breakfast and lunch meal bag. Drive-up food sites will be located:

Dr. King Elementary​: Goodwin Circle Drive

Dr. Williams Elementary​: Front circle drive off Washington Street

Urbana High School​: Door 9 on Tiger Lane off the gymnasium

Because the district is following social distancing guidelines, they’re asking families to remain in their vehicles while a staff member brings out the meals and places them on a table.  Families must remain in their vehicles with doors and windows closed and indicate by hand signal how many meals bags they need for children under the age of 18.

USD 116 will drop-off meals by 10:00 a.m. in specific neighborhoods with large populations of children.:

Countryview​: Meals will be available out by the front mailboxes in the Circle Drive

Ivanhoe​: Meals will be available at the pavilion at the park

Liberty Commons​: Meals will be available in the community room by the office

Loral​: Meals will be available at 29 Fern St. in the empty pad

Northwood​: Meals will be available in the Pavilion by the playground

Woodland Acres​: Meals will be available in the front porch of office

Woods Edge​: Meals will be available under the flagpole at the entrance

Click here for Urbana Schools meal information in English.

Click here for Urbana Schools meal information in Spanish.

Click here for Urbana Schools meal information in French.

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