C-L administrators hand out meals

The administration at Clarion-Limestone School District braved not only the coronavirus storm Monday but also a real thunderstorm.

The district’s “essential personnel” were distributing free breakfasts and lunches to youths ages two to 18. Those involved were high school principal Mel Aaron, elementary school principal Kristie Taylor, Superintendent Amy Glasl and food service supervisor Rachael McConnell.

Wearing winter coats, they handed out bags of food that could last two days.

“Lunches will include sandwiches, fresh vegetables, fruit, and milk,” McConnell said. “Cereal and other assorted breakfast items, along with fruit, juice, and milk, will be provided for breakfast. All of it follows the national school nutritional guidelines.”

None of the cafeteria workers were able to help.

“We are limiting contact,” said McConnell.

The process at C-L is simple. All caregivers and families may drive-through and pick up meals between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the high school.

Lunch and breakfast for two days at a time will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Meals will be given to youth under 18 who are present in the vehicle. They do not need to be Clarion-Limestone students to participate.

No congregating at the location is permitted.

“We have had about 30 students come by already,” said Glasl. “It would be better if it wasn’t raining but we are getting through it.”

“We will be here again on every Monday and Thursday morning until this is over,” said Glasl.