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Schools closed, district distributes over 1,000 free meals for students

The Plumas Unified School District (PUSD) reports its plan to continue providing free breakfast and lunch food service is going well while all K-12 school sites are closed during California’s statewide stay-home, stay safe order to combat the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

PUSD distributed over 1,000 meals last week and they expect those numbers to increase as the sites remain closed.

Meal distribution during the week of March 23-26 included:

– Monday (426)

– Tuesday (562)

– Wednesday (656)

– Thursday (696)

“I have to hand it to this team,” Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Lisa Cavin said. “They are out there every day providing nutritious meals to kids. Our team has been amazing, adapting as changes come forth.”

Cavin explained the school district is currently providing approximately 43 percent of the meals they normally serve while school is in session, a notable accomplishment with campuses closed.

“We expect that this number will continue to grow,” she said. “While we don’t normally serve meals during Spring Break, we have had a number of our staff volunteer to work extra duty to continue providing this service to kids!”

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