by M. Earle, Contributing Writer, Mountain View School District
School districts are joining together to support students and families during the coronavirus COVID-19 school closures throughout the summer by continuing to provide meal packs for students.
The Mountain View School District Nutrition Service Department is continuing to provide free 5-Day Meal Packs with 5 breakfasts and lunches to children 18 years and younger at four school sites this summer.
The 5-day meal packs are available to children 18 years old and younger, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at 4 schools across throughout the Mountain View School District.
The Food Service staff members from the district are working extremely hard to make sure students are provided with meals while schools are closed through the summer by preparing and providing hundreds of 5 – Day Meal Packs every day.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is an extraordinary time of uncertainty for our nation and the highest priority for all of our school districts is the health and safety of our students, employees and their families,” said Lillian Maldonado French, Superintendent of the Mountain View School District, when the Grab & Go meal program was launched in March. “We understand the tremendous disruption that the school closures are having on everyone and we will continue to collaborate and provide essential services to our students while our schools are closed as we navigate these challenging times together.”
The leadership of each school district is in constant contact with the Los Angeles County Office of Education, the State Department of Education and the Department of Public Health and continue to receive guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 5-day meal packs will be distributed every Monday from June 15 through August 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following school sites:
- Madrid Middle School, 3300 Gilman Rd,El Monte
- Cogswell School, 11050 Fineview St., El Monte
- Payne School, 2850 Mt. View Road ., El Monte
- Kranz Intermediate, 12460 Fineview St., El Monte