School districts in the Panhandle are beginning their efforts to provide meals on the go for students following the closure of facilities in light of the threat posed by the novel coronavirus.
Gering and Scottsbluff Public Schools are ramping up distribution of “grab and go” meal packs for children in both districts beginning Wednesday, Mar. 18.
The individually packaged breakfasts and lunches, both cold and those that can be heated, will be available to children 18 and under in both communities.
In Scottsbluff, pickups will be in the mornings and evenings at Roosevelt Elementary on Mondays and Wednesdays, and during the same time-frames at Bluffs Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with pickup locations based on the school that an oldest child attends.
In Gering, pickups will be every evening at both Northfield and Lincoln Elementary Schools. Weekend food backpacks will also be distributed by both districts.