EXPANDED FREE MEAL DELIVERIES FOR LOCAL STUDENTS
OVER WINTER BREAK
The Bullhead City (Elementary) School District is providing neighborhood delivery of free student meals covering the entire two weeks during winter break, all in one day. Parents of children 18 years of age and younger, or the students themselves, may pick up meals for the week this coming Monday, December 21.
Meals will include at least fifteen breakfasts and lunches per student for Monday through Saturday of each week of Winter Break and the first three days of return-to-school. Milk will be in gallon jugs rather than individual cartons, and meals will be pre-packaged in boxes. These meals are for all students age 18 and under whether they attend BCSD schools, Mohave High School, or other schools in Bullhead City.
“Due to the number of meals being delivered, times could vary up to 30 to 60 minutes per route after the first stop,” said Bullhead City School District Superintendent Dr. Carolyn Stewart. “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we undertake this unprecedented one day effort to help our local children during a school break.”
The twelve food bus routes in and around Bullhead City will start delivery at 9:30 a.m. on Monday. The schedules are located on the BCSD/CRUHSD website at www.crsk12.org under Food Delivery Routes for bus stop locations and times. Because some of those times will be delayed, parents are asked not to call the school district if delivery buses are running late. If possible, parents should look for the food delivery stops closest to their homes. Parents of children with food allergies or intolerances may contact the Chartwells supervisor at (760) 413-3337 to make special arrangements.
Students at River Valley and CRUHSD Academy High Schools are eligible to pick up their meals at Camp Mohave Elementary School in Ft. Mohave, part of the Mohave Valley Elementary School District, on Monday between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Even during the holidays, there are many area students whose only reliable nutritious meals are those they get at or from school, noted Dr. Stewart. Working with Chartwells Food Services, she added that the goal is to provide whole ingredients to students and their families, especially for at-risk children, to create their meals at home using mainly shelf-stable easy to open items.
BCSD and CRUHSD families will also be getting dialers with reminders. Meals are covered by a grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.