Roanoke County Public Schools delivers meals to students during the Coronavirus shutdown

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Schools are closed in our area, but that doesn’t mean school employees aren’t still hard at work for their students.

Roanoke County Public Schools (RCPS) went on their first meal delivery routes on Mar. 16. The district’s goal is to make sure every student who needs a meal gets one.

One of the sites for these delivery routes Masons Cove Elementary School. The method of delivery at Masons Cove, as well as the other schools at RCPS, is the daily bus route system.

Every day at the same time the bus would be dropping kids off, faculty and staff will be dropping off meals instead. The pre-packaged bag includes lunch for that day and breakfast for the next day.

There isn’t a specific timeframe on how long the Coronavirus will keep kids out of school, but district leaders say they’re in meal delivery mode for the long-run.

“We’re prepared to do it as long as it takes,” said RCPS Board Chairman Don Butzer. “We’re not going to let our children go hungry. Many of the kids across our school system, throughout the state of Virginia, rely on our school meals, so that program has to be maintained in some way.”

Starting Mar. 17 , parents will have the option to PICK UP hot meals at several Roanoke County School locations. One of them is Masons Cove Elementary.

The list of other schools offering hot meal pick-up are:

  • Burlington Elementary
  • Cave Spring Middle
  • Clearbrook Elementary
  • Glen Cove Elementary
  • Glenvar High School
  • Green Valley Elementary
  • Herman L. Horn Elementary
  • Masons Cove Elementary
  • Mount Pleasant Elementary
  • Oak Grove Elementary
  • Penn Forest Elementary

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