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Kent County schools providing meals at dozens of sites

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Posted at 12:58 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 10:23:22-04

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — The Kent Intermediate School District is now offering meals for its 20 public districts while students are home from school for the next few weeks.

The Michigan Department of Education recently granted flexibility in the federal guidelines so schools are allowed to serve meals which families can simply come pick up.

The meals consist of breakfast and lunch foods and are offered to any child 18 years and under, and students with disabilities ages between the ages of 18 and 26 with an active IEP. Some districts are also offering delivery or neighborhood drop-off, so families should check their district’s website or social media for additional details. Ending dates vary, so families are encouraged to ask for that information at the school.

This is the list so far. Plans are still be finalized for some districts.

Byron Center Public Schools
Beginning Monday, Mar. 16, 1 p.m. -2 p.m. at Brown Elementary & Byron Center High School.
Additional planning and details being finalized Monday.

Caledonia Community Schools
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Duncan Lake Middle (behind school at food service & shipping doors).

Cedar Springs Public Schools
Beginning Monday, Mar. 16, 11 a.m. at Cedar Springs High School, with more details to come.

Comstock Park Public Schools
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at York Creek leasing office area,
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Mobile Home Park on West River Dr.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Comstock Park High School.

East Grand Rapids Public Schools
Arrangements underway for district families in need of assistance. Staff is also partnering with neighboring districts on food distribution. Families are asked to contact their building principal for assistance.

Forest Hills Public Schools
Tuesday, Friday 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Central High School, Eastern Middle/High School, Northern High School.

Godfrey Lee Public Schools
Monday-Friday 10 a m. - 12 p.m. at Early Childhood Center outside gym, front of Godfrey Elementary, back of Lee Middle/High School.

Godwin Heights Public Schools
Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at North Godwin Elementary.

Grand Rapids Public Schools
Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. New Faith Temple, San Juan Diego Academy, Creston Plaza Apartments, Campau Commons, and beginning Mar 17 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. also at Hope Academy, Sibley Elementary, Ottawa Hills High School.

Grandville Public Schools
Varies Wednesday, Friday Mar 18 and 20, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Grandville Middle, curbside.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday Mar. 23, 25, 27, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Grandville Middle, curbside.
Monday, Wednesday Mar. 30, Apr. 1, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Grandville Middle, curbside.

Kelloggsville Public Schools
Planning to meet student needs underway, with details being finalized Monday.

Kenowa Hills Public Schools
Meal distribution begins Tuesday. Planning to meet student needs continues, with details being finalized Monday.

Kent City Community Schools
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at elementary atrium and bus drop off areas.

Kentwood Public Schools
Tuesday, Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in cafeterias at Glenwood Elementary, Crestwood Middle, Valleywood Middle, Freshman Campus.

Lowell Area Schools
Tuesday, Friday 11 a.m - 12 p.m. & 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Alto Elementary and at Impact Church.

Northview Public Schools
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Northview High School.

Rockford Public Schools
Coordinating essential services, including food, for students in need. Specific plans being finalized. Currently, families are asked to contact their principal for assistance.

Sparta Area Schools
Varies: Monday Mar 16 beginning at 10 a.m. in the offices of every building.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Mar17, 18, 20, at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Sparta High School main entrance.
Monday,Wednesday,Friday, Mar. 23, 25, 27 at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Sparta High School main entrance.

Thornapple Kellogg Schools
Monday-Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. at Thornapple Kellogg Middle School, take service drive to loading dock.

Wyoming Public Schools
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. at West Elementary, Wyoming Junior High