Pottsgrove Free Meals Count Up Over Last Week

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Volunteers for the Pottsgrove School District distributed 8,130 breakfast and lunch meals Monday (May 18, 2020) during the 10th consecutive week of its effort to ensure district students age 18 and younger are sufficiently fed, Co-Curricular Programs and Community Relations Director Gary DeRenzo reported.

The meals count was 740 units higher than the previous week, the statistics show. Weekly differences in some distributions, particularly those during holiday-shortened weeks, was a discussion topic during the Board of School Directors’ May 12 meeting, as were questions over whether the program can be extended into summer months.

The following totals of meals distributions at both district sites, its Lower Pottsgrove and West Pottsgrove elementary schools, were supplied by DeRenzo:

Week 1March 16-203,952 Meals
Week 2March 23-2710,040 Meals
Week 3March 30-April 310,020 Meals
Week 4April 6-108,230 Meals
Week 5April 15-174,446 Meals
Week 6April 20-248,960 Meals
Week 7April 27-May 19,340 Meals
Week 8May 4-89,190 Meals
Week 9May 11-157,390 Meals
Week 10May 18-228,130 Meals
TOTALas of May 1879,698 Meals

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