Free meals for children

Champlain Valley School District (CVSD) families received a recorded phone call Monday evening from Director of Operations Jeanne Jensen. She said that, because the USDA relaxed food service rules because of the coronavirus crisis and subsequent school closings, the school district is now allowed to serve free meals to anyone age 18 and younger in the five CVSD towns: Charlotte, Shelburne, Hinesburg, Williston and St. George.

Meals will be available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. On Mondays and Wednesdays, each child will receive two breakfasts and two lunches. On Fridays, each child will receive one breakfast and one lunch.

Pickup times and locations

Charlotte Central School: West entrance 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Order here.
Hinesburg Community School: At the Main Entrance, front of the building 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Order here.
Shelburne Community School: At the gym entrance (parking lot) 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Order here.
St. George: Red Schoolhouse (off Rt 116). 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Order here.
Williston Central School: At the visitor parking lot, band room entrance. 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Order here.

Families can fill out an online form at these links. If you don’t have internet access, call a foodservice director to order: Leo LaForce, at (802) 482- 7176, Scott Wagner at (802 871-6198, Becky Mashak at (802) 985-3331 ext. 112, or Deb Bissonette at (802) 482-2106.

Drive or walk to the pickup site. Children do not need to be present. Drivers do not need to get out of their cars. Give the volunteer your name, and they will give you the meal you ordered.

Even if families are unable to order, Jensen said that food service workers will make every effort to make sure the children get food. Jensen stressed in her message, “If you have any trouble at all, please reach out to us. We can help.”