By Brian Hess
Staff Writer 

Cove Adapts to Virus-Related Restrictions As Life Goes On

Schools Providing Meals for Students

Series: Coronavirus | Story 70

March 26, 2020

The Spring Cove School District began providing free lunches to any child age 18 or under (including preschoolers and toddlers) at three outdoor locations across the district on Monday, March 23.

These locations are Martinsburg Elementary School, Spring Cove Elementary School and the Milky Way on Dunnings Highway in East Freedom.

The children must be present to receive a meal. No adult meals and no meal choices will be offered. Meals may be acquired by “drive-through” or “walk-up” on Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“People are reminded to practice social distancing when picking up meals,” Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker said. “No loitering, gathering, or socializing may occur. Meals may not be eaten on site.

“For the health and safety of your children, our Food Service staff are being directed to keep the Grab-and-Go Lunch program moving quickly, so please do not engage them in conversations.”


On Tuesday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 7, “grab and go” meal bags will be available for pick up at Claysburg Kimmel Elementary School and Claysburg Kimmel High School from 9:30 a.m. To 11 a.m.

C-K Elementary distribution will be at the front of the building. C-K high school distribution will be behind the school, facing the football field.

Parents can choose either site regardless of what building their students attend. Each meal bag will contain 10 meals: five breakfasts and five lunches.

Meal bags will be available to all Claysburg Kimmel School District students and any siblings under the age of 18. Meals must be consumed off-site.

More info can be found on school district Facebook pages and websites.

All districts asked those bringing children to remember to practice “social distancing” to limit the potential spread of the virus. That means staying six feet away from other people.

Districts also said that no loitering or gathering will be permitted at the meal distribution sites.

Northern Bedford

While schools are not in session, the Northern Bedford County School District has invited families and caregivers to pick up meals for the children beginning today, March 26, A breakfast and lunch will be provided for three days on a first-come, first-serve basis. The district will serve three days’ worth of meals each Monday and Thursday.

Children must be present in order for meals to be provided. Please stay in your car, and meals will be passed through based on the number of children in the car. When entering the district please turn right into the north parking lot and loop around to the left pulling up parallel to the curb stopping at the corner where the cafeteria doors are located. If vehicles are in front of you, please pull behind forming a line. Once you receive your food, proceed toward the exit as you normally would.

Pick up is available from 11 a.m. to noon Monday and Thursday at the NBC Middle/High School (cafeteria entrance).

Lunch will include a sandwich, fresh vegetable, fruit, and milk. Cereal, muffin/bread, are some of the items that will be provided for breakfast. Breakfast will also include fruit, juice and milk. Cold items should be stored in the refrigerator. Please discard leftovers after three days.

District officials encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of coronavirus by not congregating at the pick-up site once meals have been distributed, continue to wash your hands often, use a tissue when sneezing or coughing, and stay at home if you are sick.

Please contact the Northern Bedford County Food Service Office at 766-4714 or email [email protected] with any questions about the meal service or to make any necessary medical meal accommodations.


Free breakfast and lunch “grab and go” meals are available for Williamsburg Community School District students Monday through Friday. Meals may be picked up from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Williamsburg Elementary School.

Lunches will include sandwiches, fresh vegetables, fruit and milk. Cereal and other assorted breakfast items, along with a fruit, juice and milk will be provided for breakfast.

No congregating at the location is permitted.

For more information, contact the Food Service Department at 832-2125.


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