Food Distribution Suspended A Week As Pottsgrove Closes

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Free food distributions for Pottsgrove School District students age 18 and younger will not be held Monday (Nov. 23, 2020) because its schools are closed for parent-teacher conferences that day – and Tuesday (Nov. 24) as well – in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the district reminded its residents in an e-mailed letter.

The food distribution program will return, along with students in virtual-only instruction, on the following Monday (Nov. 30), it added. Food distribution will then continue on the first scheduled school day of each week, the e-mail noted. Breakfasts and lunches will be offered for every child.

When the program comes back, West and Lower Pottsgrove elementary schools continue as distribution locations. Families can make pick-ups from 10 a.m. to noon, and 5-6:30 p.m. at Lower Pottsgrove along the lower portico adjacent to Buchert Road, and at West along the driveway under the tented area near the main office. Both locations are open to all Pottsgrove families, regardless of township.

Drivers of all vehicles proceeding through distribution zones must ensure either the trunk is unlatched or the rear of the vehicle is accessible. Food handlers will then place all provisions in one of those desired areas. Those unable to open a trunk or unlatch a back door will be asked to move forward to a separate self-serve area to pick up meals.

In closing the e-mail, district Superintendent Dr. William Shirk acknowledged that while the coming Thanksgiving week “may look very different to many of our families, it is my hope that we can all share” in its spirit. He wished all “a safe and healthy holiday break.”

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