Blackwell Schools providing free sack lunches for kids

March 25, 2020 | Headlines

BLACKWELL — Blackwell High School principal Shawn Haskins has announced that Blackwell Public Schools has developed a plan to feed the children of Blackwell during the two week school closure mandated by the State Department of Education. 

The plan as of today, is to provide a “grab and go” sack lunch for all children 18 and under at no cost, including children not presently enrolled in Blackwell Public Schools. Until further notice children must be present to receive free meals. There will be five sites distributing these sack lunches:

● The bus stop at Parkside Elementary School

● The bus stop Washington Elementary School

● The circle drive at the High School,

● The Middle School Parking lot

● The park on the south side of the Elks Asbury Apartments.

Lunches may be picked up at all five of these locations, between 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The meals will be packaged in a to-go container and given at the designated spot at each location outside of the building. Children in vehicles are preferred but walk ups are welcome. Those who live outside the city limits and are needing this service are asked to email Haskins at  name, address and phone number. Someone will try to deliver the lunches to those who email. 

This service will be available until April 3. Parents or students may pick up these lunches. These are free meals funded by the Federal government at no cost to the district for all children 18 years old and younger. This plan is currently evolving as the social distancing guidelines are recommended and school is out.  Please remain flexible as the situation develops on a daily basis.