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UPDATE: Capital's meal delivery plan released

Delaware News Desk
Dover Post
Dover Post

UPDATE: Monday, March 16 at 6 p.m.

Children under the age of 18 years old are eligible for the meals that will be delivered to 52 sites across the district. 

Capital plans to deliver Monday through Friday beginning this Wednesday, March 18. A lunch, with a breakfast for the next morning, will be served.

The district reminds families to practice social distancing and try not to gather before the buses arrive. If you have a special need in regard to meal distribution, please call 302-672-1500 or email help@capital.k12.de.us.

Medication pick-up

School nurses will be available at every school Tuesday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to noon to distribute any medication students may need at home during the school closure.

If you are not able to pick up on Tuesday and your child needs their medications at home, please call the district office (302) 672-1500 to arrange for pick up.

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

Starting Wednesday, March 18, Capital School District will deliver meals to the community using school buses and food trucks. Lunch, with breakfast for the next morning, will be delivered in the middle of the day.

The district will announce a specific schedule on its website and social media. Next steps include adding hot meals and meal choices.

The district is working on plans for families to pick up student medication. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/csdstayhealthy.

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.

Sites and times for meal distribution

  • 83 Spruance Road 10:45 – 10:55 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • Baristers Place & S. Little Creek Rd. 11:25 – 11:35 Route 2 - Capital Food Truck
  • Bay Tree (Baytree Road & Fairwind Place) 11:15 – 11:25 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • Cannon Mills (E. Shell Drake Circle & W. Shell Drake) 10:15 – 10:25 Route 3 - Capital School Bus
  • Capital Green (Rec Center on Sussex Ave.) 10:40 – 10:50 Route 1 - Capital Food Truck
  • Capital Inn 12:05 – 12:15 Route 2 - Capital Food Truck
  • Capital Park (Community Center on Presidents Dr.) 11:00 – 11:10 Route 1 - Capital Food Truck
  • Cheswold Commerce St. & New St. 10:35 – 10:45 Route 5 - Capital School Bus
  • Country Village Apartments & South Little Creek Rd. 10:15 – 10:25 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • DHS Landor Lakes Apartments 10:00 – 10:10 Route 3 - Capital School Bus
  • Dover Air Park (Mailboxes) 11:45 – 11:55 Route 1 - Capital Food Truck
  • Dover Country Club Apartments (At Office) 11:10 – 11:20 Route 3 - Capital School Bus
  • Dover East MHP Entrance 11:10 – 11:20 Route 2 - Capital Food Truck
  • Dover Inn 12:00 – 12:10 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • Field Stone Entrance & Kenton Road 11:45 – 11:55 Route 3 - Capital School Bus
  • Forest Grove MHP Ent. & Judith Rd. 10:30 – 10:40 Route 7 - Capital School Bus
  • Fox Point MHP – School Lane & Fox Point Lane 10:55 – 11:05 Route 5 - Capital School Bus
  • Fulton St & N. Kirkwood 11:15 – 11:25 Route 7 - Capital School Bus
  • Generals Green (Generals Way & Arnold Court) 11:20 – 11:30 Route 1 - Capital Food Truck
  • Grandview MHP & N. Little Creek Rd. 11:00 – 11:10 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • Greenblade Drive & Independence Blvd. 12:05 – 12:15 Route 3 - Capital School Bus
  • Halltown East – (Wheat St. & Blackberry Circle) 11:15 – 11:25 Route 6 - Capital School Bus
  • Hamlet Playground 10:00 -10:10 Route 7 - Capital School Bus
  • Hartly Circle MHP & Burris Road 10:55 – 11:05 Route 6 - Capital School Bus
  • Kent Budget Inn 12:35 – 12:45 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • Kentwoods MHP (Office) 10:00 – 10:10 Route 5 - Capital School Bus
  • Kings Cliffe MHP Entrance 12:00 – 12:10 Route 1 - Capital Food Truck
  • Kings Cliffe MHP Entrance 12:00 – 12:10 Route 1 - Capital Food Truck
  • Leipsic – Donny Street & Walnut Street 11:35 – 11:45 Route 5 - Capital School Bus
  • Liberty Court (At the Gazebo) 10:20 – 10:30 Route 2 - Capital Food Truck
  • Lincoln St. & Gibbs (Union Baptist Church) 10:00 – 10:10 Route 1 - Capital Food Truck
  • Little Creek Fire House 11:55 – 12:05 Route 5 - Capital School Bus
  • Manchester Entrance 11:45 – 11:55 Route 2 - Capital Food Truck
  • McKee Branch Entrance & Walker Road 10:40 – 10:50 Route 2 - Capital Food Truck
  • N. New St. & Fulton St. 11:00 – 11:10 Route 7 - Capital School Bus
  • N. New St. & Mary St. 10:45 – 10:55 Route 7 - Capital School Bus
  • Persimmon Tree Park Ent. & Apartments Ent. 11:15 – 11:25 Route 5 - Capital School Bus
  • Pinewood Acres (Play Ground) 10:20 – 10:30 Route 5 - Capital School Bus
  • Reed St. & S. Governors 11:35 – 11:45 Route 7 - Capital School Bus
  • S. Kirkwood & Reed St. 11:55 – 12:05 Route 7 - Capital School Bus
  • Simon Circle (Boys & Girls Club) 10:20 – 10:30 Route 1 - Capital Food Truck
  • Stoney Creek Entrance & S. Little Creek Rd. 10:00 – 10:10 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • Super 8 Lodge 12:15 – 12:25 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • The Laurel Entrance & White Oak Rd. 11:30 – 11:45 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • Town Point (Bacon Ave & Buckson Dr.) 11:45 – 11:55 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • Village of Westover – Charring Cross & Westover Dr. 10:30 – 10:45 Route 3 - Capital School Bus
  • Voshells Cove (Richards Blvd. & Jeri Dr.) 10:10 – 10:20 Route 6 - Capital School Bus
  • Weswind Meadows (Green Way Lane & Caroline Place) 11:25 – 11:35 Route 3 - Capital School Bus
  • Whatcoat Apartments 10:00 – 10:10 Route 2 - Capital Food Truck
  • William St. & N. Governors Ave. 10:30 – 10:45 Route 7 - Capital School Bus
  • Willis Road – Building 160 10:30 – 10:40 Route 4 - Capital School Bus
  • Wood Crest Drive & School Lane 10:15 – 10:25 Route 7 - Capital School Bus
  • Woodmill Apt. (S. Farmview & Independence Blvd.) 10:50 – 11:00 Route 3 - Capital School Bus