Cape district distributing 1,600 meals a day

Students will be fed while schools closed
March 20, 2020

Cape district students will not go hungry during the COVID-19 state-mandated school closure.

School district officials launched a grab-and-go meal distribution service March 18, with a main pick-up location at H.O. Brittingham Elementary, and five buses transporting bagged meals to eight locations throughout the district.

By March 19, seven more locations were added as food pick-up sites, Cape Communications/PR Coordinator Stephanie DeMalto said.

“We added stops because of feedback we received that there were areas that had students who needed meals, so we added stops based on where those needs were,” DeMalto said.

Breakfast and lunch options are packaged together in one bag. Students can choose between a ham and cheese sandwich or peanut butter and jelly. Bagged lunches also contain fruit, juice, milk and an FDA-approved breakfast, DeMalto said.

On March 18, 750 total meals were distributed; by March 19, school officials had 1,600 meals ready to go.

“We had enough meals prepared for every student who needed one, and we’ve made extra to make sure additional stops are accommodated as well,” said DeMalto, noting officials plan to deliver and distribute meals for the duration of the school closure, set now for Friday, May 15, or until directed otherwise by Gov. John Carney.

Meals are available for all children 18 years and under; children must be present at time of pick-up. The meal distribution schedule is at

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