BCSD DELIVERS OVER 23,000 MEALS IN 90 MINUTES FOR WINTER BREAK, BCSD DELIVERED 9,000+ MORE WEDNESDAY MORNING
BULLHEAD CITY – In what officials described as an unprecedented local event, the Bullhead City (Elementary) School District delivered 23,400 pre-packaged meals Monday for area students in just over 90 minutes, covering the entire two-week winter break. About 780 boxes of food containing 15 breakfasts and lunches apiece included shelf-stable supplies plus one gallon of milk. Each student could receive one box.
Meals arrived by school bus via neighbor delivery routes, which have been in place for much of the year. The popularity of the program in general, and the winter break meals in particular, meant that some routes ran out food before the routes were completed. A second round of food will be delivered Wednesday (December 23), but in reverse order. Another 300 boxes, or more than 9,000 meals, will be distributed starting with the last stops on
nine of twelve routes and proceeding in reverse order. “This continues to be a team effort to help our community,” said BCSD Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Stewart. “Our transportation department and Chartwells K-12 Food Service made sure Monday that almost 800 students won’t go hungry over the holidays. By the time they’re done Wednesday, we expect to provide almost 33,000 meals for nearly 1,100 students in under four hours over two days.” BCSD has more than 2,200 students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight.
Wednesday’s delivery schedule throughout Bullhead City begins at 9:00 a.m., starting with the last stop posted on the following routes and moving backward: A, B, C, I, O, P, S, U and V. Deliveries are expected to wrap up by 11:00 a.m., although some routes might run late depending upon the length of time needed at various stops. The schedules are located on the BCSD website at www.crsk12.org under Food Delivery Routes for bus stop locations and times. The program, funded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, is open to any student 18 and under. Dr. Stewart stressed that students and families who received food during Monday’s delivery should not “double-dip” on Wednesday, so that all students who need food get food.