News Release from St. Landry Parish Government regarding Student Meals 3/14/20

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Contact: Van Reed, vreed@stlpg.org
March 14, 2020

St. Landry School Lunches will be Distributed from Three Sites

Three St. Landry Parish schools will prepare and distribute lunches for students while schools are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to school officials. They are asking for volunteers to help with the distribution.

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation Friday that closes all K-12 public schools statewide and immediately halts any gathering of more than 250 people until April 13.
Opelousas Junior High School, Lawtell Elementary School, and Central Middle School in Eunice will serve lunches between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. each weekday starting Monday, March 16, according to school nutrition director Helen Robinson.

Any student in the parish in need of lunches may pick up a meal at these locations during these times. The student must be present. Lunches will be brought out to the cars.

Volunteers who want to help distribute the meals should sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/4AXLE.
School and government officials are working on other options to make the meals more easily accessible. Those will be announced as soon as they are finalized. Parents are urged to watch local media and to check regularly for updates with the school board website, https://www.slpsb.org/ and its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stlandryparishschoolboard/.

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