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City revises its plan for Philly kids in need of meals during school shutdown

Bagged breakfast and lunches for students at Edward Gideon school during school shutdowns due to the coronavirus.
Bagged breakfast and lunches for students at Edward Gideon school during school shutdowns due to the coronavirus. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

This article was originally published in The Notebook. In August 2020, The Notebook became Chalkbeat Philadelphia.

Philadelphia officials are revising their plans to distribute meals to children who are out of school during the coronavirus outbreak.

Starting Monday, the city will provide families packages of three breakfasts and three lunches per student at 50 schools throughout Philadelphia. The meals will be given out Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m to 12 p.m.

Meals will also be distributed at select charter schools across the city, including at Mastery, Aspira and Universal sites. Families should check with individual charter schools to confirm the days of distribution.

In addition, six Philadelphia Housing Authority locations will offer breakfast and lunch.

And three centers for older adults will also provide pick-up meals for seniors Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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