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L.A. Schools Serve Almost 14M Meals Amid Coronavirus

L.A. Schools Serve Almost 14M Meals Amid Coronavirus

Despite the coronavirus pandemic keeping millions of California K-12 students hunkered down at home with computer screens replacing blackboards, there’s one schoolhouse ritual that remains the same albeit with substantial modifications: the school breakfast and lunch program.

No longer does student chatter echo in school cafeterias. In the age of coronavirus, Grab & Go meals distributed in drive-thru or walk-up feeding lines have replaced the parade of school children filing into lunchrooms. It’s the new face of brown bagging.

It’s forced many districts to completely revamp the way they feed students.

The Los Angeles Unified School District reported distributing 6,991,906 in April and 6,821,528 meals in May, including snacks. This is almost half of the 13,108,704 meals distributed in February.

The district operates 63 drive and walk-through Grab & Go distribution centers serving breakfast, lunch, and snack packed together. The district has said that it will continue to serve these meals through the summer.

Read Details here: Patch.com

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