School districts provide meals for students during COVID-19 pandemic

GLASGOW Ky.-While students are out of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they still need to eat.

The Barren County School District is hard at work preparing take out boxes to be delivered right to the students’ doors during this troubling time.

“Just seeing the total team effort, we’ve had folks work all weekend to get ready for this Monday morning and we tried to do something that had never been done before,”  said Barren County School District Superintendent Bo Matthews.

The deliveries go through every bus route where the students are picked up. With the given circumstances, those in the district food service department say this is a great opportunity to serve the students, all while keeping them safe and in the comfort of their own homes.

“It’s awesome. We see little kids all day long, and to think about them not being able to eat, when you become personable with them, it’s really important that we can stay in touch with them, check on them, as well as feed them,” said food service worker of North Jackson Elementary Morganne Mutter.

The entire district came together for this initiative. From food service, to transportation staff, all district members place the students as the top priority.

“It’s a great opportunity to also bring them breakfast and lunch to make sure they have a warm meal to eat as if they were at school during the school day,” said Barren County School District director of pupil personnel Anthony Frazier.

“It warms your heart. It’s a blessing to work for Barren County Schools, and to be able to provide more than an education to the students,” Frazier said.