SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System meal delivery plan will move to a three-day a week schedule on Monday, Aug. 31.
According to the school system, there will be deliveries on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week for all routes.
Visit this link for a complete list of meal delivery locations and times.
The school system says families should look for the route departing from the school closest to them to find their nearest stop and time. Please note that the closest school may not be the one the student attends.
Breakfast is at no cost to all SCCPSS students, but unlike the delivery in the spring, lunch will be served to students using their meal eligibility status, i.e. free, reduced, or paid.
“We changed, or modified the meal delivery program to better serve all of the students in the district. Our previous model using the quadrants did not allow us to feed all of the students on the same day so this new model delivering on Monday, Wednesday’s and Fridays will allow us to do that,” said Tammy Perkins, SCCPSS Lead Director of Transportation.
Monday more than 100 buses hit the road to serve students two days worth of meals. It’s a service some parents are grateful for, like Crystal a single mom fighting for hours during the pandemic.
“The meals really do a lot cause I can pay the bills, but I don’t have as much money for groceries that I would usually have so just making sure they have breakfast and lunch and milk and things that they can cook and fix on their own too while I’m at work is, really it means a lot,” said Crystal Braden.
Students will need to know their ID# or have an ID card in order to be identified as a SCCPSS student to receive the meals. Students must have pre-paid for school lunch through the MySchoolBucks application found on the district website before being served at the designated stops.
“There could be some changes with students making sure they know the correct times, those times did have to be adjusted so that we are providing in a smaller window of time for students to minimize the impact to instruction,” said Perkins.
For some the change wasn’t a big deal, it’s worth it.
“Just having the snacks, the vegetables, the fruit, the milk you know and things that they can heat up too the hot lunch I mean they were excited about a lot of the food that they were seeing,” said Braden.
For any questions or concerns about Meal Stops, families should call the District’s Transportation Line at 912-395-5591.