SHREVEPORT, La. -- Caddo Parish Schools made few changes with its feeding program on Monday.
Starting Tuesday, March 17, 23 sites will now provide breakfast and lunch. Caddo Schools has added Southern Hills Elementary School and changed sites at Herndon Magnet School and Jack P. Timmons Elementary School to Mooringsport Elementary and Blanchard Elementary respectively. This is in order to put locations in closer proximity to families in the northern part of the parish.
The established 23 feeding sites throughout the parish to allow school-aged children to continue to receive nutritious meals each day.
Starting Monday, parents will be able to drive up to schools for breakfast and lunch during designated times and bagged meals will be provided for easy pick up. Families will not need to enter the school buildings or even exit the car as part of the site protocols.
Families will be able to grab-and-go meals for both breakfast and lunch at the time they come to any feeding site. Meals will be provided on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. During these times, staff will be available to provide bagged meals at the main entrance of the designated schools.
“While schools may be closed across our district, we know the needs do not cease,” Caddo schools Superintendent Lamar Goree said. “We are excited to continue to provide our families with access to healthy, nutritious meals even during these unprecedented times.”
Originally, Goree had asked staff to be prepared to open feeding sites by March 30. After making that commitment publicly to media partners and families, staff went back and worked diligently to ensure the district would be able to provide services two weeks earlier than anticipated and even through Spring Break.
The following sites will serve as feeding sites:
· Blanchard Elementary School
· Caddo Middle Magnet School
· Caddo Heights Elementary School
· C.E. Byrd High School
· Caddo Magnet High School
· Captain Shreve High School
· Cherokee Park Elementary School
· Fair Park Middle School
· Green Oaks High School
· J.S. Clark Elementary School
· Judson Magnet School
· Keithville Elementary/Middle School
· Mooringsport Elementary School
· North Caddo Elementary/Middle School
· Northwood High School
· Oak Park Elementary School
· Ridgewood Middle School
· Southern Hills Elementary School
· Turner Elementary/Middle School
· University Elementary School
· Walnut Hill Elementary/Middle School
· Westwood Elementary School
· Woodlawn High School
For more information on how Caddo is addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the district, visit www.caddoschools.org/coronavirus.