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RISD meal program on break next week

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Roswell Independent School District will transition to its summer Grab and Go food program, taking next week off from distributing meals to children.

Kim Meeks, director of student nutrition, said RISD has provided between 7,500 and 8,000 meals a day to local children in the Grab and Go program that began after the governor ordered schools closed March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Grab and Go meals will not be available for pickup next week, but on Friday, the five days of both breakfast and lunch for each child will be available at the school parking lot pickup locations.

This week would have been the final week of school with the summer Grab and Go planned to start on June 1.

Summer pickup times for the Grab and Go meals will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 1 to July 31.

Locations will be in the front parking lots of eight of the elementary schools: Berrendo, El Capitan, Old Edgewood, Missouri, Nancy Lopez, Pecos, Valley View and Washington Avenue; and at Roswell, Goddard and University high schools.

As with the Grab and Go during the school closure, meals are available for anyone age 18 and younger, and children do not need to be with the parents at the time of pickup.

Adult meals will not be for sale.

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City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.