School Starts Week 3; So Do Pottsgrove Free Meals

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – The grab-and-go free meals program for which all Pottsgrove School District students are eligible resumes Monday (Sept. 14, 2020), for two separate two-hour periods outside its Lower Pottsgrove and West Pottsgrove elementary schools.

  • When and where? Meals can be picked up on the first school day weekly (that’s today) from outside either the Lower Pottsgrove building on Buchert Road, or the West Pottsgrove building on Grosstown Road, the district reported in a Friday (Sept. 11) letter. Both will operate during two separate time periods: 10 a.m. to noon, and 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Pick-up specifics. Drivers of all vehicles proceeding through distribution lanes must ensure either their trunk is unlatched or the rear of the vehicle is accessible. Food handlers will place all provisions in either space. Unable to open your trunk or unlatch a rear door? You’ll be asked to move ahead to a separate self-serve area and pick up your meals there. The practice ensures the district complies with proper social distancing.
  • No IDs needed. Those collecting the food do not need to display student identification cards created by the district for each student and mailed to their families. However, families should keep the cards safe and available. If federal funding for the meal program ends, qualified families may need student IDs to continue receiving meals.
  • For Rolling Hills. The district is coordinating efforts with its community social worker and the non-profit Project Purpose organization to pick up and deliver meals to families in Rolling Hills on Buchert Road who are unable to travel to distribution sites.

Photo by The Post