Penn Harris Madison providing 3 meals a day for students
Penn-Harris-Madison is continuing with its free meals for students while schools are shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The district is providing early, midday and late meals for all students free of charge.
Early Meals will be offered at Prairie Vista & Grissom from 8 – 9 a.m., Midday Meals will be offered at Prairie Vista, Grissom & Penn from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. and Late Meals will be offered at Penn from 5 - 7 p.m. This is available to any and all P-H-M students.
The student does not have to be with the parent/adult when they pick up the meals. The adult just has to be able to show proof that they have at least one P-H-M student that they are picking up a meal for. They can show an ID card, a piece of paper with the student ID number, a report card, etc.
To help parents, Early sack meals for the following day can be picked up at the Midday and the Late Meal pick up times.
Because the meals would be provided anyway if students were physically attending school, there's no concern there won't be enough food.
“We have a central warehouse here. So we have a lot of food that’s coming into our central warehouse in anticipation that the kids were going to be here. We’re doing about a third of the number of students that we do on a daily basis when the school is open so at this point we have plenty of food," said Jill Riggs, the Director of Food Services.
Officials say they are giving away approximately 1,600 to 1,700 meals a day.