Southern Local Announces Student Food Distribution Information

RACINE, Ohio – Food distribution points for Southern Local students have been announced.

The Southern Local School District is planning on feeding students through bussing a breakfast and lunch to drop-off points daily. This will start Monday, March 23 and continue to the end of school closure on April 3 or beyond.

As of March 20, the plans are to deliver to:

  • Portland Elementary (Community Center)
  • Across from the former Letart Falls Elementary
  • Syracuse Community Center (back of the building)
  • Kerrs Run bus drop ( old water works)
  • Star Mill Park, the Community of Christ Church beside the Lebanon Township Garage
  • Back of the Southern School at the kitchen

“We are planning on 400 meals per day. All students of the Southern Local School District are eligible for this service.  Southern Local urges all of those who can to come to these sites. Those picking up meals should have name, grade, and student ID for documentation purposes.  No student will be turned away for lack of an ID,” read a statement from the school district.

Anyone that absolutely cannot make it, should call the district and they will make arrangements. The number is 740-949-4222.

Distribution Instructions

Times for distribution of food is tentatively set for 9-10:30 a.m. All parents should remain in their car and food will be taken to the car from the bus so to limit the amount of contact.

This service will be provided by the Southern Local School District through a special version of the Seamless Summer Food program. 

“Through various church groups and civic organizations, donations, school personnel, and volunteers along with Tricia McNickle we were able to feed over a 100 kids last weekend,” read the statement.

Additionally it read, “On another note, the Southern Local team has been working on the possibility of the closure lasting beyond April 3.  At this time, as we sort through the guidance, we will announce plans for school enrichment activities for students and how the continuation of the food program will work. We are all here for the kids.”