After a two-week hiatus, the Lackawanna Trail School District has continued offering meals to students during the statewide school shutdown.
During the first week of the shutdown which began on March 16, district officials and volunteers offered daily breakfast and lunch packages to K-12 students.
Soon after, the school district underwent a total shutdown, as one employee came into contact with someone “a few times removed” who may have been exposed to COVID-19, Lackawanna Trail Superintendent Matthew Rakauskas said.
This shutdown ended April 1, and essential personnel have returned to work.
Starting April 3 at the high school, families had the opportunity to pick up breakfast and lunch for students from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with no eligibility requirements. Rather than daily pickups, the district plans to distribute meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, giving out enough food for two days.
This week’s schedule will differ because of the holiday weekend, with pickups on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.
“We felt really bad about having to end it for that period of time, but we had to err on the side of caution. We’re hoping to get a big crowd starting tomorrow,” Rakauskas said last week.