Douglas Schools provide meals for over 200 families
BOX ELDER, S.D. – Public schools are closed until May 1 but some are still providing children with consistent meals. The Douglas School District is providing meals for its students and opening its food pantry doors to the community.
They do a drive-thru distribution every Thursday and are currently seeing more demand for it. They were open this week for five-hours providing over 200 families with food, everything from dry goods to baby formula.
“We live in a low-income area and there are a lot of kids that rely on schools to provide food, so it’s important for us to get food to the families as well as breakfast and lunches to the kids,” says school counselor, Chandra Canaan.
They also filled school buses with bags of groceries and delivered them to over 70 families. The food distribution runs every Thursday at the school transportation yard from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.