Dills Auction House has been added, Marydel Fire Company has been removed

UPDATE: Monday, March 23 at 12:30 p.m.

The Caesar Rodney School District's Child Nutrition Department has added Dills Auction House (501 Hollering Hill Rd, Wyoming) as a location to serve meals while schools are closed for the next two weeks due to coronavirus.

Marydel Fire Company, Station 56 has been removed as a meal location "due to circumstances beyond our control," said Jason Minto, community relations and information specialist.

Meals will be provided to all students of the Caesar Rodney School District and/or any children 18 years of age or younger without charge Monday through Friday.

Here is the most recent list of sites:

W. Reily Brown Elementary, 8–8:30 a.m. and 11–11:30 a.m. Brecknock County Park, 8:40–9:10 a.m. and 11:40–12:10 p.m. Dover Air Base Park, 9–9:30 a.m. and noon–12:30 p.m. Allen Frear Elementary, 9:30–10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.–1 p.m Lakeland Mobile Home Park: 11:30 a.m. - noon Willow Tree Mobile Home Park: 11:30 a.m. - noon Dills Auction House: 11:30 a.m. - noon

UPDATE: Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m.

The Caesar Rodney School District's Child Nutrition Department has added three more sites to serve meals while schools are closed for the next two weeks due to coronavirus.

Lunch for that day and breakfast for the next morning will be served at the same time at these sites Monday-Friday:

Lakeland Mobile Home Park: 11:30 a.m. - noon Willow Tree Mobile Home Park: 11:30 a.m. - noon Marydel Fire Company, Station 56: 11:30 a.m. - noon

ORIGINAL REPORT: Monday, March 16 at 4 p.m.

Starting Tuesday, March 17, Caesar Rodney School District will provide meals without charge for pick-up for all students in the district and any children 18 years old or younger.

The meals are first-come, first-served.

Here are the sites serving meals Monday through Friday for the next two weeks:

W. Reily Brown Elementary, 8–8:30 a.m. and 11–11:30 a.m. Brecknock County Park, 8:40–9:10 a.m. and 11:40–12:10 p.m. Dover Air Base Park, 9–9:30 a.m. and noon–12:30 p.m. Allen Frear Elementary, 9:30–10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.–1 p.m.

This comes after the federal government granted a waiver to the Delaware Department of Education, which allows school nutrition programs to continue providing meals during the closure. Secretary of Education Susan Bunting said the state recognizes that many students depend on the meals they eat in school as their main source of food.

“Receiving waivers for the operation of the federal School Nutrition Programs means that most of our districts and charter schools will be able to provide meals for students who may need them during the time they are not in school due to COVID-19,” Bunting said. “Additionally, the state is in communication with other organizations that may assist in the provision of meals for students during this time.”

For a list of sites offering meals for students, visit https://www.doe.k12.de.us/page/4149. To stay up to date on Caesar Rodney news, visit https://www.crk12.org.