The volunteer replacement for the Perry Community School District’s grab-and-go meals program begins Wednesday morning for Perry students.
Only people wearing face masks will be given meals. There will be no exception to this rule. The sack lunches will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the end of the driveway at 2115 Sunflower St., which is one block east of the Perry Elementary School.
Meal-seeking motorists should enter Sunflower Street at its east end, that is, turn southward from North Street onto Sunrise Street and then turn right (westward) onto Sunflower Street. Proceed to the house at 2115 Sunflower St., which is in the middle of the block on the left (south) side of the street.
Motorists should shout out from the street the number of meals they need, and the lunches will be brought to the street at the end of the driveway, where motorists may pick them up.
Meals will be limited to one per child per day.
Megan Geffre and Ivette Drahos are preparing the lunches, consisting of a sandwich — either bologna or ham and cheese loaf — chips, fresh fruit — an apple or cutie orange — and a juice drink. The food was donated by the Perry Fareway and Hy-Vee food stores.
Geffre and Drahos will prepare 100 meals a day for five days: on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week and Monday and Tuesday of next week. They were moved to make the replacement lunches when the PCSD 400-meals-a-day program was suspended Sunday.
Geffre and Drahos will assess the meal program in consultation with local grocery leaders to determine whether additional meals can be provided through local donor support. Donations can be made toward the lunches via Paypal. If the school’s grab-and-go program resumes, any unused donations will go into the Bluejay Fund.