RICHMOND (CBS SF) — Students within the West Contra Costa Unified School District taking part in the daily free meal program being provided during the coronavirus pandemic closure will now also get supper, according to district officials.
The school district, which has been offering students 18 years of age and under meals since the closure began in mid-March, said their offering will include a supper meal during these difficult economic times.READ MORE: Thousands In Bay Area Still Without Power Following Bomb Cyclone, Atmospheric River
District officials said a federal waiver allows for the distribution of the dinner meal. Supper was initially offered on Tuesday.READ MORE: Man Suffering From Life-Threatening Injuries After Shooting In Tenderloin
“These are unprecedented times we are living in right now and any support we can provide the families we serve is a huge benefit,” WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy said in a statement.
District officials said more than 270,000 meals have been distributed since the closures began, with a peak of 22,000 meals served on Friday.MORE NEWS: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
Meals are distributed Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.