(KLFY)— As schools around Acadiana and across the country remain closed, several parishes in the local area have announced changes to its grab-and-go meal status and/or locations.
Below is a parish by parish list of meal pick up locations and other information.
As of now, all schools in the state will remain closed until Monday, April 13, 2020.
The Lafayette Parish School System has announced that they will continue to serve breakfast and lunch meals. One announcement change includes grab and go meal services will no longer be available at Broussard Middle School and Milton Elementary/Middle School due to a shortage of staff.
Students who have been receiving their meals from Broussard Middle School or Milton Elementary/Middle School may visit another grab & go site.
Alice Boucher Elementary School 400 Paerson Street in Lafayette
Carencro Middle School 4301 North University Avenue in Carencro
Charles Burke Elementary School 2845 Ridge Road in Duson
Corporal Michael Middlebrook Elementary School 1801 Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette
Duson Elementary School 301 4th Street in Duson
Edgar Martin Middle School 401 Broadmoor Blvd. in Lafayette
J.W. Faulk Elementary School 711 East Willow Street in Lafayette
Supertintendent Irma Trosclair says staff will reassess meal services on Friday, March 27, 2020.
Iberia Parish School System will suspend its meal program on Friday, March 27, 2020. Until such time, the Iberia Parish School District will operate as follows: Tuesday pick ups will include Tuesday and Wednesday meals and Thursday pick will include Thursday and Friday meals. Pick up times on Tuesday and Thursday remain 10:45 PM – 12:30 PM.
Grab and Go sites are located at the following schools:
○ Johnston Hopkins Elementary
○ Pesson Elementary
○ New Iberia Senior High
○ St. Charles Elementary
Acadia Parish School System UPDATE: A tentative emergency meals program is awaiting approval by the Louisiana Department of Education. Click here for to learn more and to take a survey to assist the school distinct in addressing students’ needs.
St. Landry Parish School System will continue its grab and go student meals at the following locations from 11am to 2pm
- Opelousas Jr High (730 S. Market St, Opelousas, LA)
- Lawtell Elementary (1013 School Rd, Lawtell, LA)
- Central Middle (602 S Martin Luther King Dr, Eunice, LA)
Meals will also be available for Grab-N-Go at the following locations throughout the parish on a first-come basis:
- Sunset Elementary (236 Church Hill St, Sunset, LA)
- Cankton Elementary (602 Main St, Cankton, LA)
- Leonville Town Hall (3722 Hwy 31, Leonville, LA)
- Port Barre Police Station (498 Saizan St, Port Barre, LA)
- Plymouth Rock Baptist Church (162 Plymouth Rock Loop, Morrow, LA)
- New Life Church of God Campground (445 Campground Road, Palmetto, LA)
- Melville Civic Center (1105 First St, Melville, LA)
- Sirius Technologies (101 N. 6th Street, Eunice, LA)
Students must be present to receive a grab and go meal, no exceptions, school officials announced. In some cases delivery options are available.
Meals are for children ages 18 and under, including private and parochial school children and students with disabilities up to age 22, officials said.
St. Martin School System Superintendent Al Blanchard said St. Martin Parish will continue with its grab and go lunch program through Friday.
Blanchard said some sites that are relatively close together may be consolidated but will remain open.
He said system officials will re-evaluate on Friday, March 27, 2020.
St. Mary Parish School System suspended its grab-n-go meal service Monday in accordance with the stay-at-home order issued by Governor Jon Bel Edwards, officials announced.
Since its initiation, a total of 741 meals were served at four school sites.
The ability of the school system to secure protective gear also played a role in the decision to suspend the program at this time.
Evangeline Parish School System will continue with its curb side meal pick-up from 10:30 a.m. until noon daily at the following sites:
James Stephens Montessori ( 1500 M.L. King Drive; Ville Platte, La.)
Mamou Elementary (1205 Fourth Street; Mamou, La.)
Pine Prairie High School ( 1557 Speedy Campbell Driver; Pine Prairie, La.)
W.W. Stewart Elementary (1032 Belton Street; Basile, La. )
Students in Evangeline Parish may pick-up meals from any of the four sites, regardless of where they attend school, officials said.
Vermilion Parish School System
Beginning Thursday, March 26, 2020, the Vermilion Parish School Board will be offering grab-and-go meals at an additional site, Forked Island/E. Broussard Elementary, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on weekdays.
Each child will receive a lunch meal & a breakfast meal for the next morning. There is no registration required. No identification is needed. There is no cost to receive the meals. Any child age 18 and under may come to get the meals. This does include students, siblings, friends, family members, toddlers, and those who attend private or parochial schools. Meals will be provided with drive-thru service. Walk-up service should only be used if the child/children have no other way to get to the school sites.
The meals will be brought to the cars and/or students, please remain in the car.
The sites open for service meal service are:
Cecil Picard Elementary
Eaton Park Elementary
J. H. Williams Middle
Rene Rost Middle
Forked Island/E. Broussard Elementary
All VPSB students with special diet prescriptions on file, please call the Meal Service Hotline at 898-5702.