Pulaski County Schools offering meal distributions

With the remainder of the week seeing a move to asynchronous remote learning for the entire school system, Pulaski County Public Schools is offering assistance in the form of meal distributions.

All students (children) age 2-18 are eligible for meals. Those up to 21 years old with a disability are also eligible.

Meals are being prepared and packaged by the Pulaski County Public Schools Nutrition Program Staff members and will be distributed Thursday, Jan. 13, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at locations throughout the county.

Those locations are:

Critzer Elementary School, located at 100 Critzer Drive in Pulaski;

Dublin United Methodist Church, located at 425 E. Main Street in Dublin;

Pulaski County High School, located at 5414 Cougar Trail Road in Dublin;

Pulaski County Middle School, located at 4396 Lee Hwy in Pulaski;

Pulaski Elementary School, located at 2004 Morehead Lane in Pulaski;

Riverlawn Elementary School, located at 8100 Beth Nelson Drive in Fairlawn;

Snowville Elementary School, located at 4858 Lead Mines Road in Hiwassee.

All meals consist of a minimum minimum of the following items: protein, grain, fresh, frozen or canned fruit, and fresh, frozen or canned vegetable and flavored or unflavored fat free or 1% bottled milk.

Parent/Guardians may pick up meals for their children at designated meal distribution sites.

Some of the menu items are perishable and some items may require cooking. Pulaski County’s Public School Nutrition Program releases responsibility to parents regarding food safety once meals are distributed. Nutrition information is available by contacting esadler@pcva.us or cpaul@pcva.us or by visiting www.pcva.us.

Meals for Special Dietary needs are not available during meal planning – special circumstances please contact us. Some foods may contain allergens. Pulaski County School Nutrition releases the responsibility to parent/guardians to monitor your child’s consumption of foods included in the meal bag that may cause an allergic reaction.

Cooking instructions for the meals, along with further information on the Virtual Meals Distribution Program, are included in the attached notice.

For more information on the Virtual Meals Distribution Program, contact Ethlene Sadler at esadler@pcva.us or call the School Nutrition Hotline at 540-643-0104 or 540-440-0375.

By DAVID GRAVELY, Pulaski County Public Schools