School lunches to be delivered by bus, in car lines during closure

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UPDATED March 17, 2020 with the following information: The Franklin County Schools district has added meal delivery/pickup on Wednesday, March 18, from 10 a.m.-Noon. Meals included are for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.

COVID-19 Meal Plan, via the Franklin County Schools central office:

To ensure the students of Franklin County Schools continue to receive healthy and nutritious meals during the time school are closed in response to COVID-19, Franklin County Schools will be providing breakfasts and lunches free of charge to students and anyone 18 and younger. This Meal Plan will begin Thursday, March 19’h and will continue until further notice.

Meals will be prepared at each school cafeteria by Franklin County Schools CNP staff. All Alabama Department of Public Health and USDA procedures and guidelines for meat prep, storage, service and sanitation will be observed.

Meals will be provided according to the following schedule:

Bus Riders

Five (5) breakfast meals and five (5) lunch meals will be delivered to each bus rider. These meals will be delivered between 10 a.m. and 12 Noon on Monday, March 23 and each Monday thereafter until students are allowed to return to school. PLEASE! Be available to receive your meals when the bus arrives. You will not need to get on the bus to get your meals. School personnel will bring your meals from the bus.

Car Riders

Five (5) breakfast meals and five (5) lunch meals will be available for pickup at your school between 10:00 a.m. and 12 Noon on Monday. March 23 and each Monday thereafter until students are allowed to return to school. Meals will be served in your school’s drop-off/pickup-up line. Some of the lines will be reversed to make serving easier. There will be personnel on each campus to guide traffic flow. Please follow their direction at all times and DO NOT get out of your vehicle while on campus. At the point of pick-up, someone will bring meals to your car for all children in the car.

SOCIAL DISTANCING MUST BE OBSERVED AT All TIMES.