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Schools make food readily available


The Wantagh Union Free School District announced on March 19 that it would be providing free meals to “all students” throughout its closure. The district will be offering breakfast and lunch for pick-up on weekdays between 8 and 10 a.m. at Wantagh Elementary School.

Wantagh Superintendent of Schools John C. McNamara also wrote that the district would allow students and parents to pick up multiple meals for the weekend on Fridays.

The elementary school cafeteria is located by the south parking lot, off of Bunker Avenue. The district is reporting that students and parents can use the door off the south parking lot that accesses the cafeteria, but groups may not congregate in the cafeteria.

“We wish everyone the best of health, as we continue to work through this challenging time,” McNamara wrote.

Seaford schools support families with food

Seaford School District families will be entitled to free “grab and go” breakfast and lunch meals, according to a letter released on March 17 by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Adele Pecora.

Families can pick up the meals at the Seaford High School cafeteria via the Joy Court parking lot. The current plan for the district is to distribute the meals to “any student in need” on weekdays starting on Wednesday March 18 and will tentatively run through April 1.

“As we navigate this challenging time, I appreciate your support,” Pecora wrote.

She also stressed that all school buildings and grounds, including athletic fields, tracks, playgrounds, courts and walkways, will be closed until further notice.

“Thank you for assisting us in keeping our community safe,” Pecora wrote.