Schools prepare meals for extra week of spring break

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SAFFORD – With at least one extra week off from school, area children who rely on school breakfasts and lunches for their meals won’t have to go without.

Graham County’s school districts have announced plans to ensure that children can still get meals through March 27. All meals will be “grab and go,” meaning parents will drive to the pick-up point and meals will be handed by school staff without the child or parent leaving the vehicle.

Safford will daily offer breakfast from 8-9 .m. and hot lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Safford Middle School, and bag lunch from 11:30 a.m. to noon at the Thunderbird Mobile Estates bus stop. Parents may also purchase meals – $2.25 for breakfast and $3 for lunch. Enter at the east middle school parking lot and follow the signs.

Thatcher will provide daily breakfasts from 7-8 a.m. and lunches from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for pick-up outside the cafeteria on Second Street.

Pima will distribute two meals at a time – one breakfast and one lunch – that can be picked-up between 8:30 a.m. and noon daily. Parents are asked to drive up to the table set up outside the cafeteria, and children 18 and younger receiving the meals must be present in the vehicle.

Fort Thomas will distribute meals for all children, 0-18 years old, on two days and in two locations – in the Fort Thomas parking lot and the Stanley Hall parking lot in Bylas – from noon to 1 p.m. Monday, March 23, and Wednesday, March 25. Each child will receive four meals (two breakfast and two lunch) each day and the child receiving the meal must be in the vehicle.

On March 16, Solomon School announced it would provide “grab and go” meals starting March 23; however, no details have yet been made public.

Bonita and Dan Hinton schools have not announced any meal plans.