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Teachers distributing meals to students

Posted at 9:37 PM, Mar 26, 2020

(LEX 18) — Cardinal Valley Elementary School is just one of the many Fayette Co. public schools to take matters into their own hands when it comes to dropping off meals to students.

Thursday was the first day Fayette Co. buses were unable to make deliveries after district officials discovered that a member of the Transportation Department was involved in meal service tested positive for COVID-19.

But teachers and dietary workers are staying the course, using their own personal cars to deliver meals to their students and families.

"We're just trying to reassure the families that as long as we can do this, as long as we have people that are willing to actively come out and be in the community.. we recognize that it's a risk, we understand that and that's one of the things that was discussed this morning, but everyone kind of said we recognize that these people need nourishment, they need these basic essentials," said Cardinal Valley Elementary representative Cornelius Purnell.

Cardinal Valley started off by delivering nearly 700 meals last week. Now, they're dropping off approximately 2,800 meals per day.

Schools aren't anticipating dropping off meals during the spring break period, however, other local businesses and organization are looking at options to make sure kids don't go hungry.