Schools provide breakfasts, lunches to students because of school closures

  • Walking a couple of blocks in the cold Michael Brakus, 10, of Round Lake picks up breakfast and lunch meals for his three brothers and sisters at Ellis Elementary School as part of the grab-n-go breakfast and lunch service for students in Round Lake Unit District 116 because of coronavirus-related school closures.

      Walking a couple of blocks in the cold Michael Brakus, 10, of Round Lake picks up breakfast and lunch meals for his three brothers and sisters at Ellis Elementary School as part of the grab-n-go breakfast and lunch service for students in Round Lake Unit District 116 because of coronavirus-related school closures. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lillyoni Braxton, 10, of Round Lake picks up breakfast and lunch with her friend, Judy Fullington, as part of Round Lake Unit District 116's grab-n-go breakfast and lunch service. The meals are available through the Illinois State Board of Education Child Nutrition Program because of coronavirus-related school closures.

      Lillyoni Braxton, 10, of Round Lake picks up breakfast and lunch with her friend, Judy Fullington, as part of Round Lake Unit District 116's grab-n-go breakfast and lunch service. The meals are available through the Illinois State Board of Education Child Nutrition Program because of coronavirus-related school closures. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Heather Bennett, director of Engagement and Community Relations for the Round Lake Area Unit District 116, stands ready to hand out breakfast and lunch meals to all families who show up as part of the grab-n-go breakfast and lunch service. The meals, which consisted of turkey sandwiches, milk, apples and oranges and a Twix bar, were provided because of coronavirus-related school closures.

      Heather Bennett, director of Engagement and Community Relations for the Round Lake Area Unit District 116, stands ready to hand out breakfast and lunch meals to all families who show up as part of the grab-n-go breakfast and lunch service. The meals, which consisted of turkey sandwiches, milk, apples and oranges and a Twix bar, were provided because of coronavirus-related school closures. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Walking a couple of blocks in the cold, Michael Brakus, 10, of Round Lake picks up grab-n-go breakfast and lunch meals for his three other brothers and sisters who attend classes in Round Lake Area Unit District 116. Michael attends Murphy Elementary School.

      Walking a couple of blocks in the cold, Michael Brakus, 10, of Round Lake picks up grab-n-go breakfast and lunch meals for his three other brothers and sisters who attend classes in Round Lake Area Unit District 116. Michael attends Murphy Elementary School. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lillyoni Braxton, 10, of Round Lake picks up grab-n-go breakfast and lunch with her friend at Ellis Elementary School in Round Lake Area Unit District 116.

      Lillyoni Braxton, 10, of Round Lake picks up grab-n-go breakfast and lunch with her friend at Ellis Elementary School in Round Lake Area Unit District 116. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 3/16/2020 6:53 PM

School districts across the suburbs are working to find ways to serve meals to students and families in need.

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