Meal distribution continues despite school closings

Meal distribution continues despite school closings

While positive cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in School District 64, the administration is working to keep vital services such as food service open to the community. So far there have been five confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in the district - four of them are parents and the fifth a staff member at Field Elementary School. Only one of those has been hospitalized and that patient is expected back home soon. Federal regulations prohibit the district from identifying the COVID-19 patients.

Meanwhile, District 64 made arrangements for meal distribution during this time through a partnership with Maine Township High School District 207. Meals will be distributed between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Maine South High School, 1111 S. Dee Road, Park Ridge.

There is NO sign up form to participate. Any student or family in need of meals can arrive at Maine South High School and they will be provided with meals. Please go to door 3 located in the front circle driveway. District 207 is also using Maine East, and Maine West high schools as distribution points for neighboring elementary school communities. 

Meals will be distributed in a “drive-through” and “walk-through” fashion. Recipients are asked to stay in their car and the meals will be brought to them. Those who walk to school should form a line outside and practice social distancing by keeping at least six feet between the others in line. The meals will be brought to them either in their car or in the walker line.

Quest workers will be working at the D207 high school kitchens to help prepare meals for our families.  Those unable to pick up meals at one of the high school locations, may email or call Lindsey Borchers the District 64 onsite Food Service Director, lborchers@d64.org, 847-962-9957.