By Greg Bird
With the school year officially over, and summer months approaching fast, the McCreary County School District will be continuing the feeding program that proved wildly successful last summer and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the COIVD-19 crisis the feeding program was pressed into service delivering meals to children all across the county.
Over the past several weeks the District has been helping the students and children of McCreary County by delivering healthy breakfasts and lunches across the community since schools were shut down in April.
Now the program will transition back to summer feeding. With the change the school busses will still deliver meals to students, but will no longer be able to deliver directly to students’ doors.
The Summer Feeding Program will begin delivering seven days of breakfast and lunch to 42 locations around the county beginning next week, Thursday June 4. Delivery days will be on Thursdays throughout the summer, with meals delivered between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. McCreary Middle School will be open from 10:00 until 1:00 on Thursdays for parents who choose not to pick up at the delivery sites. A listing of locations and times can be seen on page 9A or on the McCreary County School District’s website and Facebook page.
“The McCreary County School District will continue to do everything we can to help support our students and our community,” Superintendent Corey Keith said. “The feeding program has been a success, and we are proud to continue offering the service.”