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School lunch heroes deliver meals, school learning packets

FORT KENT, Maine — Valley Unified school employees prepared and delivered meals to more than 1,500 children in the three school administrative units of SAD 27, SAD 33 and Madawaska School Department on Tuesday, March 17.

Employees from educational technicians to janitors stepped up to deliver the meals on school buses directly to student homes to ensure children will continue to receive nutritious lunches and breakfasts as the schools are temporarily shut down as a social distancing measure to avert the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. 

The meals are free to any children 18 and under in homes along VU bus routes, with no questions asked. 

In addition, some teachers also boarded the buses to hand-deliver packets of educational materials to students who do not have Internet access to participate in online learning during the school shutdown. 

The measure will continue as long as schools remain closed.

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