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ACSD revises its plans for meal delivery

MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Central School District has had to modify its school breakfast/lunch delivery program based on new guidelines from the United States Department of Agriculture, which helps underwrite the program.
Here’s a message that was sent out to the ACSD community on Friday by district Business Manager Brittany Gilman:
“ACSD schools will be closed at least through April 3, and the Addison Central School District is committed to continuing to feed our students. We need to update our delivery method for meals based on USDA guidelines. In addition, we have received more requests for food than originally anticipated, and need to adjust our model to be more sustainable.
“We will be continuing to prepare bagged meals (breakfast and lunch) out of our kitchen at Middlebury Union High School. However, based on revised USDA guidance, we will no longer be able to deliver to individual homes and will be delivering to bus stops only. Please note this is a change from our previous communication. Moving forward, here is our delivery plan:
“We will run our normal routes as though we are on a two-hour delay. You can find the routes here. You can still leave a labeled cooler or other container at the bus stop and we will leave it there. Be sure to label with the number of meals you are expecting to receive. If you are not on a regular stop, you can pick up meals at the following locations between 10:00 and 10:20: Bridport Central School, Cornwall School, Mary Hogan Elementary School, Ripton Elementary School, Salisbury Community School, Shoreham Elementary School, Weybridge Elementary School.
“Meals are free to all children ages 18 and under. No application or prior approval is needed. This will begin on Monday, March 23.
“Please fill out this form to indicate if you will be accessing meals for your child(ren). You can also contact Dan Whittemore by phone at 774-289-5856. If you leave a message, please indicate your name, address, a call back number, the number of children needing meals, and if your child has any food allergies. You do not need to sign up again if you have already signed up.”
Any questions or concerns? Email Brittany Gilman ([email protected]) or call Dan Whittemore at 774-289-5856.

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