The Batavia City School District will continue providing grab-and-go meals when distribution for the summer begins on Monday. Distribution will run through Aug. 28, the district said on its website.
Those who want to pick up food do not need to enroll and distribution will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9-11 a.m. at Jackson Primary and John Kennedy Intermediate schools. At Jackson Primary, the distribution location is changing to the Hutchins Street entrance (not the main entrance). Each distribution will include two days of breakfasts and two days of lunches for each child, age 18 and under.
Anyone with questions may contact School Meals Director Susan Presher at email@example.com or at 343-2480 ext. 1007.
“Batavia CSD has been a summer feeding site for the past four years. We are continuing our program under the USDA guidance to feed all children under the age of 18 free meals all summer long ...” Presher said. “We are confident that we have staffing to accommodate any possible extra meal requests. It will be a very different style of summer feeding for us, however after doing this for the past 3.5 months, families have become very familiar with our grab-and-go meal plan.”
In Le Roy, food distribution ended this past Thursday from Wolcott Street School. During July and August, St. Mark’s Episocopal Church, 1 East Main St., will be offering free lunches to children and teens on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A second lunch will be handed out to participants on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. It will be presented as a grab-and-go bags at the side doors of the church from noon to 12:45 p.m. Parking is across the street on the corner of East Main and Church streets.
Le Roy Central School District isn’t the only district to end its food distribution program.
Ned Dale, Elba Central School District superintendent, said the district ended its meal distribution, but gave families information about other options, “Unfortunately, we did not apply to be a summer meal distribution program, as our kitchen will be under heavy construction during our capital project. During our last day of meal distribution that was yesterday (Thursday), we provided families an informational packet of resources to help them connect with Oakfield-Alabama and Batavia City Schools for their grab-and-go meals.”
Dale said he was in touch with Oakfield-Alabama Superintendent John Fisgus and Batavia City School District Superintendent Anibal Soler, Jr. and appreciates their willingness to support the Elba community.
At Oakfield-Alabama, the summer meal program will begin July 9 and Aug. 13 will be the last day. Meals will be available to all children up to age 18. A cold breakfast will be available daily with all lunches. There are a variety of breakfast items to pick from: cereal, muffins, cereal bars, yogurt, cheese stick, Frudels and bagels — all with fruit or fruit juice and milk.
Lunch includes milk and fruit choices. Meals are available at Triangle Park and the Oakfield-Alabama High School bus loop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, breakfast and lunch may be picked up in one trip.
Alexander Central School District’s food distribution continues through Monday from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
The summer food program will begin July 6 and will be offered Mondays, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. The distribution will take place outside of the old Middle School/High School Main Entrance.
All Alexander families with school aged children are eligible to participate in the program.
The Pavilion Central School District will have summer food distribution starting July 6. Food will be distributed from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Both breakfast and lunch will be available. Meals will be offered via parent pickup only at the north end of the High School building,” said Superintendent Kenneth Ellison. “Menu planning is still in the works. District families that are eligible for the meal service will be contacted directly by the school this weekend.”
Albion’s last meal distribution was June 8. There are food banks in Albion, such as PathStone Corporation on 140 N. Main St., which is open by appointment only, Community Kitchen Outreach open 4:30-6 p.m. Fridays and is located at 26 S. Main St., and the Community Action Orleans Genesee whose Albion office, located at 409 E. State St., will provide emergency services and food bundles.
Medina’s last day of meal service is Friday. For residents in the community, there is still the Calvary Cupboard Emergency Pantry, located at 324 Catherine St. in Medina, which is open 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Friday.