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Drive Through Meal Pickup for Davenport Schools

Since students will not be returning to their schools Monday after spring break, the Davenport School District will distribute meals at six satellite locations for the next three weeks, and possibly longer. 

Connie Dobbels, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services, says students can pick up meals, Monday through Friday, from 11 am until 1 pm. 

"They are completely drive through. We don't want anyone to come into our buildings. These are not congregate meal sites so it has to be a pickup or a drive through."
Enrollment in the district is about 15,000, and Dobbels says on a normal day, her staff serves about 10,000 children. 

"It's amazing the community support. We are receiving donations from restaurants and companies to help feed the students and the children throughout the Davenport community. And it's just overwhelming when you see the community really coming together to help."

The six, drive-through meal pickup locations in the Davenport district include the  DLC-Keystone center, and Buffalo Elementary, Sudlow, Williams, Smart, and Wood schools.  Children must be present to receive the free meals - a sack lunch and breakfast for the following morning.

Davenport is following the governor's recommendation to rely on distance learning until April 13 because of the pandemic. More information is available on the district's website. 

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