Where Kids Can Eat Meals While Out of School
The coronavirus isn't just causing issues for those of us working but also for children. Some children depend on their school lunches for their daily food source. With those sources closed, the Capital Region is stepping up to make sure kids are fed.
With people losing their jobs and more and more businesses closing each day, it's getting harder and harder for people to find and afford food for their families. A bunch of local school districts are making sure our local kids are being supported.
To name a few, Albany City Schools are offering grab and go meals to all students from 11:30am-1:00pm at Albany High School, Albany School of Humanities, Arbor Hill Elementary School, Giffen Memorial Elementary School, Tony Clement Center for Education, and William S. Hackett Middle School. Schenectady City School District is breaking down the times to pick up meals based on the first letter in the child's last name.
Other districts supporting their students are: Argyle Central School District, Averill Park Central School District, Ballston Spa Central School District, Berlin Central School District, Berne-Knox Central School District, Bethlehem Central School District, Bolton Central School District, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Capital District, and so many more. Spectrum News has the full list of school districts where you can get food for your children on their website.
Ted's Fish Fry is offering free food to children in exchange for artwork or homework from the child. Saratoga's Broadway Deli is offering food to families who rely on school lunches each weekday. The Crisp Cannoli is doing its part of offer meals to those who can't otherwise afford it. Also, Whole Harvest is offering healthy meal options, like salads.
The Region Food Bank in Latham is also offering assistance "old and young" and can help. You can call the food bank and they will direct you in the best way to make sure you have something to eat.