Bourbon schools food program beginning early

    The Bourbon School District has announced that its food distribution program for students who are out of class due to the coronavirus pandemic school closing will get underway on Wednesday, March 25.

    District officials had originally said the program would not start until next week but announced Monday that it will begin at the Bourbon Elementary School and Delaney’s Crossing convenience store in Leasburg on Wednesday. It is free to all children 18 and younger.
    Free breakfasts and lunches will be provided Monday through Friday and each child will receive a bag with prepackaged breakfast and lunch items, along with a school milk. All children must be present in the car at the time of the food pickup.
    The Bourbon Elementary location will be open from 11 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. and Delaney’s Crossing from 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Additional pickup sites opening Monday, March 30, will be at the Bourbon Fire House from 11 to 11:20 a.m., the fire house at Woodland Lakes from 12:30 to 12:50 p.m., and Bourbon High School from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m.
    The elementary and Delaney’s sites will operate Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday this week, with all sites open starting Monday and remaining open Monday through Friday until school reopens.
    Those who want to participate in the program are being asked to sign up using a link provided on the school district’s Facebook page, or by calling the Central Office at 573-732-4426.
    When picking up food, parents are asked to remain in their vehicles and a volunteer will provide the number of lunches needed for each child through the driver’s window.

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