Delaware school districts continue to provide food for students during closure

As part of Gov. John Carney’s order that Delawareans should remain at home, school districts and charter schools are facing extended closures.

Schools were originally mandated to be closed through March 27, but with Gov. Carney’s latest announcement, schools will be out through May 15.

Districts will still be offering food to students. Districts’ plans are listed below. This list will be updated. To add or change information, email bschultz@newszap.com.

Earlier this month, the Delaware Department of Education announced that it received a waiver from the federal government to allow school nutrition programs to provide meals to students during the closure.

“We know that many of our students depend on the meals they receive in schools as their main source of food. Receiving waivers for the operation of the federal School Nutrition Programs means that most of our districts and charter schools will be able to provide meals for students who may need them during the time they are not in school due to COVID-19,” Secretary of Education Susan Bunting said in a prepared statement. “Additionally, the state is in communication with other organizations that may assist in the provision of meals for students during this time.”

On Thursday, March 26, the DOE announced that children no longer have to be present to receive meals.

“Program accountability and integrity will need to be maintained, and parents/guardians should only pick up meals for the children in their households,” a release stated.

Appoquinimink School District

The Appoquinimink School District will hold a Grab-and-Go Cafe, which will offer a daily lunch and breakfast designed to be eaten the next day.

Beginning Monday, March 23, the Grab-N-Go Cafe at Louis L. Redding Middle School will be open on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 am. until 1:30 pm.

On Mondays, children will take home two lunches and two breakfasts. On Wednesdays, children will take home three lunches and three breakfasts.

Students do not need to attend Appoquinimink schools to participate.

Options will vary but consist of: a hot entree with fruit and/or vegetable, and a cold milk. Breakfast will be available for pickup at lunch and the district will provide milk, fruit and/or juice and hand-held breakfast entree.

The program will operate at the Louis L. Redding Middle School located at 201 New St. in Middletown.

Caesar Rodney School District

Meals will be provided, at a first-come-first-serve basis, at the site and time below. The meals will continue through March 27.

W. Reily Brown Elementary: 8 to 8:30 a.m. and 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Brecknock County Park: 8:40 to 9:10 a.m. and 11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Dover Air Base Park: 9 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 12:30 p.m.

Allen Frear Elementary: 9:30 to 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Lakeland Mobile Home Park: 11:30 a.m. to noon

Willow Tree Mobile Park: 11:30 a.m. to noon

Dills Auction House (501 Hollering Hill Road, Wyoming): 11:30 a.m. to noon

Beginning on March 30, families will receive three breakfasts and three lunches on Mondays. On Thursdays, families will receive four breakfasts and four lunches at the following locations and times.

W. Reily Brown Elementary: 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Brecknock County Park: 11:40 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

Dover Air Base Park: noon to 12:30 p.m.

Allen Frear Elementary School: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Lakeland Mobile Park: 11:30 a.m. to noon

Willow Tree Mobile Home Park: 11:30 a.m. to noon

Dills Auction House: 11:30 a.m. to noon

Cape Henlopen School District

Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, the district will be offering Grab-and-Go lunch and breakfast meals to children ages 18 and under.

Food will be available from 11 a.m. to noon at H.O. Brittingham Elementary School.

All families residing within the district can pick up meals, however a child must be present.

The district is working on delivery options for other locations. The home base for the Grab-and-Go meals can only be stationed at H.O. Brittingham due to state/federal guidelines.

The district is also working with local restaurants, the Food Bank of Delaware and other community partners on other food options for students and families. Please continue checking the website,
www.CapeHenlopenSchools.com, for the latest updates.

Capital School District

Meal delivery will begin on Wednesday, March 18. Lunch and breakfast for the following morning will be delivered in the middle of the day.

The district plans to eventually offer hot meals and meal choices. Food will be delivered by school buses and the Senator food trucks. Sites are below:

83 Spruance Road 10:45 to 10:55 a.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

Baristers Place & S. Little Creek Rd. 11:25 to 11:35 a.m., Route 2 – Capital Food Truck

Bay Tree (Baytree Road & Fairwind Place) 11:15 to 11:25 a.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

Cannon Mills (E. Shell Drake Circle & W. Shell Drake) 10:15 to 10:25 a.m., Route 3 – Capital School Bus

Capital Green (Rec Center on Sussex Ave.) 10:40 to 10:50 a.m., Route 1 – Capital Food Truck

Capital Inn 12:05 to 12:15 p.m., Route 2 – Capital Food Truck

Capital Park (Community Center on Presidents Dr.) 11 to 11:10 a.m., Route 1 – Capital Food Truck

Cheswold Commerce St. & New St. 10:35 to 10:45 a.m., Route 5 – Capital School Bus

Country Village Apartments & South Little Creek Rd. 10:15 to 10:25 a.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

DHS Landor Lakes Apartments 10 to 10:10 a.m., Route 3 – Capital School Bus

Dover Air Park (Mailboxes) 11:45 to 11:55 a.m., Route 1 – Capital Food Truck

Dover Country Club Apartments (At Office) 11:10 to 11:20 a.m., Route 3 – Capital School Bus

Dover East MHP Entrance 11:10 to 11:20 a.m., Route 2 – Capital Food Truck

Dover Inn noon to 12:10 p.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

Field Stone Entrance & Kenton Road 11:45 to 11:55 a.m., Route 3 – Capital School Bus

Forest Grove MHP Ent. & Judith Rd. 10:30 to 10:40 a.m., Route 7 – Capital School Bus

Fox Point MHP – School Lane & Fox Point Lane 10:55 to 11:05 a.m., Route 5 – Capital School Bus

Fulton St & N. Kirkwood 11:15 to 11:25 a.m., Route 7 – Capital School Bus

Generals Green (Generals Way & Arnold Court) 11:20 to 11:30 a.m., Route 1 – Capital Food Truck

Grandview MHP & N. Little Creek Rd. 11 to 11:10 a.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

Greenblade Drive & Independence Blvd. 12:05 to 12:15 p.m., Route 3 – Capital School Bus

Halltown East – (Wheat St. & Blackberry Circle) 11:15 to 11:25 a.m., Route 6 – Capital School Bus

Hamlet Playground 10 to 10:10 a.m., Route 7 – Capital School Bus

Hartly Circle MHP & Burris Road 10:55 to 11:05 a.m., Route 6 – Capital School Bus

Kent Budget Inn 12:35 to 12:45 a.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

Kentwoods MHP (Office) 10 to 10:10 a.m. Route 5 – Capital School Bus

Kings Cliffe MHP Entrance 12:00 – 12:10 Route 1 – Capital Food Truck

Kings Cliffe MHP Entrance noon to 12:10 p.m. Route 1 – Capital Food Truck

Leipsic – Donny Street & Walnut Street 11:35 to 11:45 a.m., Route 5 – Capital School Bus

Liberty Court (At the Gazebo) 10:20 to 10:30 a.m., Route 2 – Capital Food Truck

Lincoln St. & Gibbs (Union Baptist Church) 10 to 10:10 a.m., Route 1 – Capital Food Truck

Little Creek Fire House 11:55 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Route 5 – Capital School Bus

Manchester Entrance 11:45 to 11:55 a.m., Route 2 – Capital Food Truck

McKee Branch Entrance & Walker Road 10:40 to 10:50 a.m., Route 2 – Capital Food Truck

N. New St. & Fulton St. 11:00 to 11:10 a.m., Route 7 – Capital School Bus

N. New St. & Mary St. 10:45 to 10:55 a.m., Route 7 – Capital School Bus

Persimmon Tree Park Ent. & Apartments Ent. 11:15 to 11:25 a.m., Route 5 – Capital School Bus

Pinewood Acres (Play Ground) 10:20 – 10:30 Route 5 – Capital School Bus

Reed St. & S. Governors 11:35 to 11:45 a.m., Route 7 – Capital School Bus

S. Kirkwood & Reed St. 11:55 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Route 7 – Capital School Bus

Simon Circle (Boys & Girls Club) 10:20 to 10:30 a.m., Route 1 – Capital Food Truck

Stoney Creek Entrance & S. Little Creek Rd. 10 to 10:10 a.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

Super 8 Lodge 12:15 to 12:25 a.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

The Laurel Entrance & White Oak Rd. 11:30 to 11:45 a.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

Town Point (Bacon Ave & Buckson Dr.) 11:45 to 11:55 a.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

Village of Westover – Charring Cross & Westover Dr. 10:30 to 10:45 a.m., Route 3 – Capital School Bus

Voshells Cove (Richards Blvd. & Jeri Dr.) 10:10 to 10:20 a.m., Route 6 – Capital School Bus

Weswind Meadows (Green Way Lane & Caroline Place) 11:25 to 11:35 a.m., Route 3 – Capital School Bus

Whatcoat Apartments 10 to 10:10 a.m., Route 2 – Capital Food Truck

William St. & N. Governors Ave. 10:30 to 10:45 a.m., Route 7 – Capital School Bus

Willis Road – Building 160 10:30 to 10:40 a.m., Route 4 – Capital School Bus

Wood Crest Drive & School Lane 10:15 to 10:25 a.m., Route 7 – Capital School Bus

Woodmill Apt. (S. Farmview & Independence Blvd.) 10:50 to 11 a.m., Route 3 – Capital School Bus

Medication pickup is scheduled on Tuesday, March 17.

District nurses will be available at each schools from 9 a.m. to noon on to distribute any medication students may need at home during this school closure.

In the event families may need a different pick-up time all medications will be transferred to the district office.

In the event parents are not able to pick up on Tuesday and children needs their medications at home, please call the district office (302) 672-1500 to arrange for pick up.

Charter schools

Charter school students and parents should check with home districts for food plans.

Delmar School District

The Sussex Technical School District has donated its perishable food on hand to a community feeding site to help benefit Delmar School District.

The community site will be located at Renovate Church, 800 East East Street, Delmar, Md. and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Among the perishable items donated were milk, oranges, apples, carrots, lettuce and tomatoes.

Indian River School District

Beginning Monday, March 30, “grab and go” meals will be served on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at only the following locations and times:

Indian River High School (front entrance): 10:45 a.m. to noon

Phillip C. Showell Elementary (parent pick-up): 10:45 a.m. to noon

Millsboro Middle School (bus parking lot): 10:45 a.m. to noon

Georgetown Elementary School (front entrance): 10:45 a.m. to noon

North Georgetown Elementary (bus parking lot): 10:45 a.m. to noon

Long Neck Elementary (bus parking lot): 10:45 a.m. to noon

Students will receive two meals on Monday and Wednesday, and three meals on Friday.

Lake Forest School District

For students who have medication at school, the nurse’s office at each location will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

A parent or guardian can only pick up medication with proper identification.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the district will provide grab-and-go lunch and breakfast bags at the cafeteria entrances from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sites are East Elementary School, North Elementary School and South Elementary School.

The district added several more locations for this week. Meals will be available at:

Harrington Fire Company (20 Clark St.): 4 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Canterbury Homes (120 Crestwood Drive): 11 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday

J&J (1 Skinner Lane): 11:45 a.m. to noon, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Messick/Cozy Woods (52 Corn Crib Road): 11 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Bowers Fire Company (3285 Main Street): 11 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday

High Point (2 Willow Drive): 11 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Laurel School District

The Laurel School District is canceling Laurel Lunch Box Bus deliveries at this time.

Out of an abundance of caution, Grab N Go Meal sites are reducing their days of operation to three: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Meal provisions will be doubled to four meals per day per child.

Grab N Go Meal sites will be open again on Wednesday, March 25, from noon until 1 p.m. in the parking lots at NLELA and LES.

Per the Governor Carney’s Stay-at-Home Order, with the exception of Grab N Go Meal days, The Laurel School District will be closed until further notice.

Milford School District

The district will provide meals for students under the age of 18 beginning Wednesday, March 18.

Families can participate in a drive-thru grab-and-go service in front of Banneker Elementary, Mispillion Elementary and Morris Early Childhood Center.

Mt. Zion African Methodist Church will also provide meals Monday through Friday, beginning Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The lunches will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each weekday.

Families will receive a lunch for the day and a breakfast for the following day.

Over the next couple of days, the district will be working with local organizations to expand food services for families.

Beginning on Monday, March 23, Milford will add another meal distribution site.

In partnership with Polytech School District, meals can be picked up at at the Houston Fire Station from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Milford is also offering free adult meals to accompanying adults. For anyone wishing to donate to this, checks can be made to Milford School District.

Seaford School District

Starting Monday, March 23, the following schedule will be in effect for School Closure Meal Service:

10 to 10:30 a.m., Concord – Dove Estates

10:45 to 11:15 a.m., Mobile Gardens and West Seaford ES – Pool Side

11:30 a.m. to noon, Blades Park and Clarence Street Church of God

12:05 to 12:35 p.m., Seaford District Library and St. John’s UMC

12:40 to 1:10 p.m. Meadowbridge Apt. and Seaford Meadows Apt.

Smyrna School District

On Wednesday, March 18, Smyrna School District will begin serving grab-and-go breakfast and lunch will be available at Smyrna High School, North Smyrna Elementary School, Smyrna Elementary School and Commerce Square from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Woodbridge School District

Beginning Monday, March 30, Woodbridge will be serving grab and go meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The district plans to continue this schedule moving forward. The meals given on each day will include two meals for the next day.

Though the days will be limited, the district will still be providing meals for all seven days. All times and locations will remain the same.

Woodbridge Early Childhood Education Center: noon to 12:30 p.m.

Woodbridge Middle School: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Phillis Wheatley Elementary School: noon to 12:30 p.m.

Walkers Mill (11365 2nd Street, Bridgeville): 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Coverdale Community Center: 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Just a Hand Up (12603 Nat Turn St., Bridgeville): 1 to 1:30 p.m.

Wawa (18586 Sussex Highway): 11:15 to 11:45 a.m.

WECEC (400 Governors Ave.): noon to 12:30 p.m.

Rifle Range (Rifle Range Road and Passwaters Drive)L noon to 12:15 p.m.


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Delaware Division of Health Coronavirus Page
CDC: About the Coronavirus Disease 2019
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Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
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