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Free meals for students after school cancelled as a precaution

Posted at 4:41 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 17:18:41-04

HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Harrison County Schools are closed this week to students as a precaution due to two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county.

But faculty and staff were back on campus on Monday to make sure everyone could eat lunch. Free meals were available to all students 19 and under at two spots: Harrison County High School and Northside Elementary.

The food was prepackaged and prepared safely. Parents and kids didn't even have to get out of the car because the line operated as a drive-thru.

"We have a high poverty rate in Cynthiana. Over 50% free and reduced lunch participation, so a lot of these kids depend on these meals daily," said Austin Dacci, director of food service.

The free lunches will be offered at those two schools the rest of the week between 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

For those who don't have transportation, you can call your school and a delivery will be scheduled.