BEAUMONT, Texas — Some Southeast Texas schools are offering meal options for families that need a hand up while class is canceled.
Many schools are adjusting schedules due concerns about the coronavirus. A number of the districts are providing meals for students while the closures take place.
- Buna ISD is asking parents to fill out a survey asking for information related to technology access and meals.
- East Chambers ISD will offer breakfast and lunch to all community children 1-18 years old at no cost to families. You may drive through the connecting road between Buccaneer and School Road where the Dome Cafeteria is located between 7:15 A.M. and 10:00 A.M. beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, and we will provide curbside service supplying you with a breakfast and a lunch for each of your children from 1-18 years old. For those who cannot come during this time, we will serve lunch only between 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. using the same procedures.
- Evadale ISD will have meals starting the week of March 23 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m. and lunch will be available 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. If you need meal assistance on other days please contact Food Service Director Pam Cox at (409) 449-3092.
- Hardin-Jefferson ISD is providing meals at the bus loop at China Elementary, Sour Lake Elementary and the high school. Breakfast is 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students can go to any of the locations listed to pick up food. The student must be present. Email email@example.com with questions.
- Hull-Daisetta ISD is providing breakfast and lunch to students. See details HERE.
- Jasper ISD is working on a 'flexible education program' and will soon give more information about a food delivery program. Parents are asked to fill out an online survey to give the district more information
- Kirbyville CISD: Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 'we are also offering a Grab and Go lunch every weekday for any child 18 and under. Children must be present to receive a lunch. Parents and guardians can bring their children through the elementary drive from 9-11 am to pick up the lunches.'
- Little Cypress-Mauriceville CISD: Revised schedule for meal delivery 9:30 a.m. LCM has just learned that Child Nutrition has been given permission to deliver breakfast and lunch at the same time instead of having to make two runs. Hopefully, this will be better for your family. Buses will leave the cafeterias at 9:30 a.m. with both breakfast and lunch on board.
In case you didn’t know, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has the oversight of school nutrition and the brown bag lunches follow the same USDA guidelines of regular school lunches.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we try to find the best ways to serve our students and their families during this stressful time.
- Lumberton ISD will start meal pickup on March 23 to provide breakfast and lunch to feed students 18 years old and under. Meals are free. Students must be present to receive meals. One breakfast and one lunch per student per day.
- Nederland ISD will provide school meal pickup service for Nederland ISD students ages 18 and under. Meal pickup will be between the hours of 7:30am – 9:00am and 11:30am – 1:00pm, Monday-Friday. Meal pickup locations will be at Central Middle School, C.O. Wilson Middle School, Hillcrest Elementary and Nederland High School. Please see the Attached Flyer for more information.
- Newton ISD is offering 'grab and go' meals at the following locations starting on March 23.
Newton Elementary drive thru
Hwy. 87 Housing Authority Office
MLK Drive-Antioch Church parking lot
Liberty Baptist Church
Pine Grove Baptist Church
Bleakwood (old school) Mama's Kitchen
Bon Wier Baptist Church parking lot
Bon Wier Church of God in Christ
Biloxi CME Church
Sand Jack-Live Oak Church parking lot
Belgrade Baptist Church
Old Salem Fire Department parking lot
Trout Creek-Fire Department parking lot
- Port Arthur ISD is providing breakfast and lunch to students. Click HERE for times and locations.
- Port Neches-Groves ISD is offering a school meal pickup service starting Monday, March 23. Breakfast and lunch will be available for district students 18 years old and under. Students must be present in the vehicle picking up the meals. Each child can get one breakfast and one lunch. For more information, contact Melissa Nunnelly at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Click HERE for more.
- Sabine Pass ISD will start distributing meals on March 23. Click HERE for the schedule.
- Silsbee ISD is providing curbside meals for students. Since our schools are closed, the meals will be packaged “to go.” Please know that children must be present to receive a meal package. Due to federal regulations, we are unable to provide meals for adults at this time and children will not receive more than one meal package per day. Each “to go” meal will include a lunch and a breakfast item and will come at no charge, regardless of meal eligibility status. Curbside meal sites will be open Monday, March 23 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. for breakfast at campus sites only, and 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for lunch at campuses and additional sites. Curbside pickup will resume on Tuesday, March 24 with breakfast and lunch served from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. daily for the remainder of the school closure at campuses and additional sites
- Spurger ISD is asking families to fill out an online survey.
- Warren ISD will offer meals starting Friday, March 20. In each delivery, there will be a lunch provided for the same day and a breakfast meal for the following morning. Deliveries will occur Monday through Friday. Please refer to the meal delivery schedule.
- West Hardin CCISD is offering meals for students, and is also asking parents to fill out a survey. "We can provide all eligible children and adults a week's worth (5 days, same as school) of breakfast and lunch each Monday morning. This will start on Monday, March 23rd. Stay tuned for more details. For Tomorrow and Friday, BREAKFAST drive-thru is 7:30-8:30; LUNCH is 10:30-12:00 in the WH front circle drive."
- Woodville ISD will start offering meals on March 20, 2020.
- Vidor ISD is offering sack lunches beginning Wednesday, March 25. Your student must be in the car to receive a meal. Meals are available for any child from birth to age 18, or who is enrolled in VISD. Pickup spots are Pine Forest and Vidor Elementary School. Pickup times will be 7:30 to 9:00 for breakfast and 11:30 to 1:30 for lunch. A sack lunch will be provided. If you need to pick up your student's medicines, nurses will be at the campuses from 9 a.m. til noon Monday, March 23.
We're adding to this list. If you know of area schools offering meal options during closures, send us a message.
Most healthy people will have mild symptoms. A study of more than 72,000 patients by the Centers for Disease Control in China showed 80 percent of the cases there were mild.
But infections can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death, according to the World Health Organization. Older people with underlying health conditions are most at risk.
The CDC believes symptoms may appear anywhere from two to 14 days after being exposed.
Human coronaviruses are usually spread through...
- The air by coughing or sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
Help stop the spread of coronavirus
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Eat and sleep separately from your family members
- Use different utensils and dishes
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your arm, not your hand.
- If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash
Lower your risk
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- If you are 60 or over and have an underlying health condition such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes or respiratory illnesses like asthma or COPD, the World Health Organization advises you to try to avoid crowds or places where you might interact with people who are sick.