Schools offer free meals to students during Coronavirus closures
SOMERSET COUNTY, Md. – Schools across Maryland are coming together to make sure every student is fed during the mandatory school closures caused by the Coronavirus.
Somerset County Public Schools had dozens of volunteers join together Monday morning to pack over one thousand meals for students in the county.
School officials tell 47 ABC that meals handed out today are meant to last the students until Wednesday, when more meals will be delivered.
Superintendent John Gaddis adds that without these meals, some students in the county would not eat during these mandatory closures.
“We say about 70% of our students will not eat three meals a day if we don’t do something, so this was the first thing on our list, was okay, what are we going to do? How are we going to get people together to help us?” Gaddis said.
Wicomico County Public Schools are also offering meals to students throughout the county during the closures.