RACINE — Families have plenty of options for sources of free weekday meals while schools are closed due to the novel coronavirus.
Racine Unified, already offering takeaway meals at eight sites, will begin offering grab-and-go food at an additional site on Wednesday, and Siena Catholic Schools will begin operating two meal pickup sites on Thursday.
Beginning Thursday, meals can be picked up for any community member 18 and younger from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at John Paul II Academy, 2023 Northwestern Ave., or from 11 a.m. to noon at St. Catherine’s High School, 1200 Park Ave. Siena will serve meals at these sites Monday through Friday during the shutdown.
Racine Unified is already providing meals from 9-10 a.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while schools are closed. Families can drive or walk to the schools to pick up the meals, but the child (or children) the meals are intended for must be present in order to receive them. Sites where meals were offered beginning Monday are:
- Fratt Elementary School, 3501 Kinzie Ave.
- Jerstad-Agerholm K-8 School, 3535 LaSalle St.
- Julian Thomas Elementary School, 930 Martin Luther King Drive
- Knapp Elementary School, 2701 17th Street
- S.C. Johnson Elementary School, 2420 Kentucky Street
- Wadewitz Elementary School, 2700 Yout Street
- West Ridge Elementary School, 1347 S. Emmertsen Road, Mount Pleasant
- Schulte Elementary School, 8515 Westminster Drive, Sturtevant
Unified will begin offering meals Wednesday at Bull Early Education Center, 815 DeKoven Ave.
Additional meal pick up sites:
- Noon to 2 p.m. each weekday at the George Bray Family YMCA, 924 Center St.
- 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday at the 1146 Villa St. COP House
- 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday at the 1140 Geneva St. COP House
- 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday at Not Your Grandma’s Pantry, 165 W. Chestnut St., Burlington
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