Schools and organizations are providing meals for students and families while school districts are closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
HOPE Inc. started a drive-thru food pantry on Monday to help minimize contact as much as possible.
All participants are asked to stay in their cars and form a line in front of the building. After registering, participants will be asked to drive around to the side door where food will be brought out to their car.
The Stephenville Community Pantry will also be set up this week as a drive-thru in the First Baptist Church parking lot.
"We’ll just play it by ear and do it as long as we need to,” said H.O.P.E.’s Executive Director Jill Scott. “Hopefully this crisis will get past us and we can get back to normal soon, but until that time we want people to be able to get the food that they need and we felt like this was a way to be able to do that and minimize their exposure to other people.”
Nikki’s Neat Eats in Dublin is providing one free box meal per child per day throughout this week.
The meal will include one sandwich (peanut butter and jelly or grilled cheddar cheese), a bag of chips, an apple, a small cookie and a bottle of water. Limit one meal per child per day.
Stephenville ISD is providing breakfast and lunch to students free of charge now through Friday, March 27.
Curbside pickup for both lunch and breakfast will be offered from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Henderson Junior High in the bus lane.
For students who participate in morning and/or afternoon transportation services, buses will run routes beginning at 8 a.m. and should arrive at bus stops approximately two hours later than normal stop times.
Breakfast and lunch will be delivered to the student pick up/drop off location.
Dublin ISD is providing takeout breakfast and lunch meals for students until they return back to school on Monday, March 23.
Breakfast is from 7:30-9 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
“The people that were already needing help, that’s not going to go away, and we want to be able to help them through this as much as we can,” Scott added.