Monday was supposed to be the first day back from spring break for the Manteca Unified.
Instead, the classrooms remained empty due as student programming and instruction are suspended for the coming weeks or until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But those in Nutrition Services were kept busy on this first day of the ‘Grab and Go’ meals. Districtwide staff distributed 2,465 breakfast meals and 2,465 lunch meals on the first day.
“We’ve had 25 drive ups and five walk ups,” said Deanna Hernandez during the opening 20 minutes of this free lunch and breakfast program at French Camp Elementary School.
The make-shift pickup meal area, in this case, can be found in front of the French Camp administration building.
According to MUSD, all 20 kindergarten- through- eighth- grade school sites along with the five comprehensive high schools and Manteca Day – specifically, those ages 2 through 18, can now pick their lunch for today and breakfast for the following morning.
Hernandez and Sonya Arreola, who are both Nutrition Service Assistants, served up bagged breakfast of French toast gold fish along with cheese, fruit, juice and milk, along with a packaged lunch of hummus chips, cheese snack, cucumber, fruit and chocolate milk on this day.
The ‘Grab and Go’ services in front of each campus – the exceptions are New Vision High, Call High, Great Valley Annex, and Be.Tech High – are available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, from now until April 3.
Students must be present to receive the meals. The meals ate free.
MUSD will continue to provide updates for students and their families during these unprecedented times.
Students in fifth- through- 12th grades can retrieve their electronic learning devices at the school sites through the end of the week.
For more information or what’s listed on the ‘Grab and Go’ menu, log on to www.mantecausd.net.