STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -Oktibbeha County schools remain closed this week because of the coronavirus, but staff are still working to make sure students and families are fed.
Director of Child Nutrition for the Starkville-Oktibbeha County School District Ginny Hill said child nutrition staff served lunch to students on their 20 bus routes.
Hill said anyone can also drive up and receive lunch for a student at Starkville High School, Sudduth Elementary and Henderson Ward Stewart.
As of Thursday, she said they handed out over 1600 sack lunches on their bus routes and about 200 lunches at the drive locations in Starkville.
Ginny Hill said the district received a waiver from the USDA Summer Food Service program to serve meals to students during this unanticipated school closure.
Students have an extended spring break after administrators kept the schools closed as a response to Covid-19.
Cafeteria staff made deli sandwiches, provided a side of vegetables, fruits and a breakfast snack for the next week.