Wood County Schools to resume meals Tuesday
PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools will resume its student feeding program Tuesday, distributing boxes containing five days of meals at locations throughout the county.
Superintendent Will Hosaflook said the times and locations will be announced through flyers, a call message to all parents, online and through various media.
“We’ll be hitting more remote and rural locations starting Tuesday,” he said. “We’ve expanded our food sites. We’ve worked with DHHR, our bus drivers and principals to find the best locations to get the food where it needs to be.”
Officials will be verifying those who receive the meals have Wood County Schools students, Hosaflook said. Earlier in the week, sites ran out of food and there were concerns not all of the meals were reaching students.
“We are going to verify they are a student at that school,” Hosaflook said.
The program won’t begin until Tuesday because the shipment of food requires multiple tractor trailers to deliver them to Wood County Schools and officials were concerned not all of the meals would arrive in time to be processed and distributed. Hosaflook said the district will give out meal boxes for about 6,000 students, which includes five days of lunch and breakfast, or about 60,000 meals in total.
“It’s an amazing effort,” Hosaflook said.