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Ian Pfister delivers breakfast and lunch to the vehicle occupants at a meal handout which is one of six stops on one delivery route by the Three O'Clock Project, a nonprofit after-school meal program in Louisiana, that has partnered with BREC to hand out meals Thursday March 26, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. Several prominent restaurants are part of this effort. The nonprofit group is part of an influx of nonprofit and commercial vendors taking over Grab & Go school meal programs due to safety concerns among school cafeteria workers about exposure to the coronavirus.

[This list was updated Sunday, May 24, at 6:00 p.m.]

Since schools were closed in mid-March to help arrest the spread of the coronavirus, student meals have restarted in a much altered and continually changing form.

Several school districts that began meal programs soon after reversed course, temporarily suspending service over concerns about the safety of their food service employees. Most restarted them yet again soon afterwards, but in a different manner, handing out meals for multiple days, outsourcing to private food vendors or having meals shipped by mail directly to the homes of children.

The state Department of Education is trying to keep up with the fast-changing picture on a statewide webpage. Also, the site FeedingBRKids.org, an initiative led by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, is tracking feeding programs just in East Baton Rouge Parish.

At its peak, a total of 83 public and private schools in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes were providing daily meals, but that number has dwindled as schools have suspended service or dropped out entirely. The schools that have continued are handing out Grab-N-Go meals to all children 18 years and younger, typically lunch and breakfast at the same time.

Baker remains the only traditional public school distict in the region still operating feeding sites with its own staff. It plans to continue operating in this fashion through the end of the school year in late May.

Three O'Clock Project, a Baton Rouge-based nonprofit group that serves meals to needy children after school hours, shifted to delivering hot food Monday-through-Friday at sites all over Baton Rouge, primarily at BREC parks. The nonprofit has added delivery routes in Central and Zachary, as well as in Ascension, Assumption and Iberville parishes. In the New Orleans area, it delivers food in Jefferson, Orleans and Plaquemine parishes. In the Lafayette area, it's serving meals in Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermillion parishes. It updates its meal delivery schedule regularly here.

In addition to its work with the Three O'Clock Project, the East Baton Rouge Parish school system has hired Ballard Hospitality of Covington as well as City Group Hospitality, a consortium of about 70 Baton Rouge restaurants, to hand out multiple days worth of meals on a rotating schedule. Ballard is supplying prepackaged, shelf-ready meals, while City Group is providing cooked meals that are flash-frozen and need to be put in the fridge or the freezer when taken home. East Baton Rouge is regularly updating its meal service schedule here.

West Baton Rouge has turned to westide restaurants to cook and package the food but school district staff are still handing them out.

In Livingston Parish, the nonprofit group Mighty Moms is serving hot meals donated by churches and businesses. They are serving on Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays, one location each day. They are rotating locations, reaching to reach schoolchildren in specific geographic areas.

After halting service in late March, the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge has restarted student meal service at four Catholic schools in Baton Rouge. Service is Mondays only. Families pick up five days worth of prepackaged meal items at once. Service is set to continue through mid-July.

Many, but not all, of the charter schools in East Baton Rouge Parish that originally launched feeding sites have continued doing so, though a few have shifted to serving meals only two or three times a week. Collegiate Baton Rouge, Dalton Elementary, Glen Oaks Middle, Impact Charter in Baker, and Lanier Elementary schools have contracted with the New Orleans-based Healthy School Food Collaborative to send meals directly to student homes.

East Feliciana, Livingston, Pointe CoupeeSt. Helena and Tangipahoa and West Feliciana parishes are also having meals delivered to homes through the Meals-to-You emergency meal program sponsored by Baylor University's Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty. The program ships food boxes containng several days worth of prepackaged meals every two weeks. The online list of school districts participating the program is here.

Meals at school have turned into food boxes sent to Louisiana homes in response to coronavirus

Several greater Baton Rouge area school districts were using school buses early on to make home deliveries of meals, but all have discontinued that service.

THRIVE Academy, a state-run inner city boarding school in Baton Rouge, has continued delivering meals to their students. Same with three Baton Rouge charters schools — Democracy Prep Charter School, GEO Prep Academy of Greater Baton Rouge and GEO Prep Mid-City of Greater Baton Rouge — that have been delivering meals to students while also operating as feeding sites at the school.

On May 15, state leaders announced a temporary benefit for Louisiana families of the more than 600,000 children who already qualify for free or reduced-price school meals. These families could receive an extra $285 to buy food for their home. That's the equivalent of 50 days worth of school meals lost due to the coronavirus-prompted closure of school. Qualifying families receive preloaded credit card in the mail for that amount of money, similar to how families receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps. Those interested in the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, or P-EBT, program can apply here.

Here are the student feeding locations/services currently being offered in the Capital region:

SERVING MEALS

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH 

  • Alaska St. Park, 3014 Alaska St., Baton Rouge — noon. M-F. Route 5. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Alexander Harvey Homes, 5222 Hollywood St., Baton Rouge — 12:10 p.m. Route 3. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Ben Burge Park, 9350 Antigua Drive, Baton Rouge — 12:40 a.m. M-F. Route 5. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Broadmoor Middle, 1225 Sharp Road, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Wednesdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Brookstown Park, 4500 E. Brookstown Drive, Baton Rouge — 1 p.m. M-F. Route 3. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Buchanan Park, 2300 E. Buchanan St., Baton Rouge — 11:30 a.m. M-F. Route 5. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Cadillac Park, 6117 Cadillac St., Baton Rouge — 11:30 a.m. Route 2. M-F. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Capitol Elementary, 4141 Gus Young Ave, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Capitol High School, 1000 North 23rd St., Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to noon M-F.
  • Capitol Middle, 5100 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary, 10187 Twin Cedars St., Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Claiborne Elementary, 4700 Denham St., Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Collegiate Baton Rouge, 282 Lobdell Blvd., Baton Rouge. Prepackaged meals delivered to student homes via the Healthy School Food Collaborative.
  • Crestworth Elementary, 11200 Ave F, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals. No service on Memorial Day.
  • Cunard Park, 2290 Cunard Avenue, Baton Rouge — 10:30 a.m. M-F. Route 1. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Dalton Charter School, 3605 Ontario Blvd., Baton Rouge. Prepackaged meals delivered to student homes via the Healthy School Food Collaborative.
  • Delmont PreK/K Center, 5300 Douglas Ave, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals. No service on Memorial Day.
  • Democracy Prep Charter School, 4055 Prescott Road, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to noon.  M, W only. Multi-day service. Delivery by school bus as well.
  • Empower 225, 4829 Winbourne Ave., Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to noon. M-F. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Evangeline Park, 4201 Evangeline St., Baton Rouge — 11:45 a.m. M-F. Route 3. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Flannery Road Park, 801 S. Flannery Road, Baton Rouge — 12:40 p.m. M-F. Route 4. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Full Gospel United Pentescostal, 6729 Mickens Road, Baton Rouge — 11:15 a.m. M-F. Route 2. Three O'Clock Project.
  • GEO Prep Academy of Greater Baton Rouge, 2311 N Sherwood Forest, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. M-F.M, W only. Multi-day service. Delivery by school bus as well those days.
  • GEO Prep Mid-City of Greater Baton Rouge, 1900 Lobdell Blvd., Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. M, W only. Multi-day service. Delivery via school bus as well those days.
  • Glen Oaks High, 6650 Cedar Grove Dr, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Glen Oaks Middle, 5300 Monarch Ave., Baton Rouge. Prepackaged meals delivered to student homes via the Healthy School Food Collaborative.
  • Greenbrier Elementary, 12203 Canterbury Drive, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Greenwell Plaza Apartments, 8235 Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge — 10:30 a.m. M-F. Route 4. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Gus Young Park, 4200 Gus Young Ave., Baton Rouge — 12:40 p.m. M-F. Route 6. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Hartley/Vey Park at Gardere, 1702 Gardere Lane, Baton Rouge — 1:15 p.m. M-F. Route 5. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Hollywood Homes, 5458 E. Sunset Hill Ave., Baton Rouge — Noon. M-F. Route 2. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Howell Park, 5509 Winbourne Ave., Baton Rouge — 12:45 p.m. M-F. Route 2. Three O'Clock Project.
  • IDEA Bridge, 1500 N. Airway Drive, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday & Wednesday only. Multi-day service.
  • IDEA Innovation, 7800 Innovation Park Drive, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday & Wednesday only. Multi-day service.
  • Impact Charter School, 4815 Lavey Lane, Baker. Prepackaged meals shipped to student homes via the Healthy School Food Collaborative.
  • Inspire Charter Academy, 5454 N. Foster Drive, Baton Rouge. Prepackaged meals shipped to student homes via the Healthy School Food Collaborative.
  • Istrouma High School, 3730 Winbourne Ave., Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Kenilworth Science & Technology Charter School, 7600 Boone Ave. Prepackaged meals delivered once a week to student homes via the School Food Solutions.
  • Kerr Warren Park, 4100 Geronimo St., Baton Rouge — 10:30 a.m. M-F. Route 3. Three O'Clock Project.
  • La Belle Aire Elementary, 12255 Tams Drive, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Lanier Elementary, 4705 Lanier Drive, Baton Rouge. Prepackaged meals delivered to student homes via the Healthy School Food Collaborative.
  • Lee High, 1105 Lee Dr, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Living Waters, 4156 W. Brookstown Drive, Baton Rouge — 1:30 p.m. M-F. Route 3. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Louisiana Key Academy, 3172 Government St., Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to noon. M, W only. Multi-day service. 
  • Maplewood Park, 8200 Maplewood Ave., Baton Rouge — 10:30 a.m. M-F. Route 2. Three O'Clock Project.
  • McKinley Middle, 1550 Eddie Robinson Senior Drive, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday's only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Merrydale Elementary, 6700 Rio Dr, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Monte Sano Apartments, 2727 Greenwell St., Baton Rouge — 11:10 a.m. M-F. Route 3. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Northeast Elementary, 13801 Pride/Port Hudson Road, Pride — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. M-Th. Three O'Clock Project.
  • North Sherwood Forest Park, 3140 N. Sherwood Forest Drive, Baton Rouge — 11:20 a.m. M-F. Route 4. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School, 400 Marquette Ave., Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays only. Multi-day service, prepackaged meals.
  • Park Elementary, 2680 Bogan Walk, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Park Forest Middle, 3760 Aletha Drive, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays only.
  • Perkins Cove Apartments, 7900 Bles Ave, Baton Rouge — 2 p.m. M-F. Route 5. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Progress Elementary, 855 Progress Road, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals. No service on Memorial Day.
  • Reality House, 2055 North Blvd. Baton Rouge. Meals provided to children of residents at the treatment home via the Healthy School Food Collaborative.
  • Redemptorist Elementary, 3655 St. Gerard Ave., Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays only. Multi-day service, prepackaged meals.
  • Riveroaks Elementary, 950 Fountainbleau Drive, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, 1150 S. Twelfth St., Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays only. Multi-day service, prepackaged meals.
  • St. Jean Vianney Catholic School, 16266 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road, Baton Rouge — 10 a.m. to noon, Mondays only. Multi-day service, prepackaged meals.
  • Second Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 3059 Gracie St., Baton Rouge — 11:40 a.m. M-F. Route 6. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Scotlandville High, 9870 Scotland Ave., Baton Rouge — 11:10 a.m. M-F. Route 1.
  • Scotlandville Middle, 9147 Elm Grove Garden Drive, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mondays only. Multi-day service. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals. No service on Memorial Day.
  • Scotlandville Square Apartments, 9870 Scotland Ave., Baton Rouge — 11:50 a.m. M-F. Route 1. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Southeast Middle, 15000 S Harrells Ferry Rd, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fridays only. Multi-day service. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Tams Drive Park, 11600 Tams Drive, Baton Rouge — 11:50 a.m. M-F. Route 4. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Tara High, 9002 Whitehall Ave., Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays only. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Terrace St. Park, 700 Terrace Ave., Baton Rouge — 11 a.m. M-F. Route 5. Three O'Clock Project.
  • THRIVE Academy, 2585 Brightside Drive, Baton Rouge — Delivery via school bus. M-F.
  • Westminster Elementary, 8935 Westminster Drive, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays only. Multi-day service. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • White Hills Elementary, 5300 Bentley Dr, Baker — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays only. Multi-day service. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals. No service on Memorial Day.
  • Wildwood Elementary, 444 Halfway Tree Road, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday. Multi-day service. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • Woodlawn Elementary, 8160 Antioch Road, Baton Rouge — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Multi-day service. Option of flash-frozen or shelf-ready meals.
  • World Shakers Church International, 3059 Gracie St., Baton Rouge — 12:10 p.m. M-F. Route 6. Three O'Clock Project.

ASCENSION PARISH

  • Donaldsonville High, 100 Tiger Drive, Donaldsonville — 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. M-F. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Dutchtown High, 13165 LA-73, Geismar. — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. M-F. Three O'Clock Project.
  • East Ascension High, 612 E. Worthey Road, Gonzales. — 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. M-F. Three O'Clock Project.
  • St. Amant High, 12035 LA-431, St. Amant. — 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. M-F. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Sorrento Primary, 42211 N. City Parc Drive, Sorrento. — 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. M-F. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Old West Ascension Elementary, 1200 St. Patrick St., Donaldsonville. — 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. M-F. Three O'Clock Project.

ASSUMPTION PARISH

BAKER CITY SCHOOLS

  • Azalea Gardens, 3300 Baker Blvd., Baker — 11 a.m. to noon M-F.
  • Baker High, 5903 Groom Road, Baker — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. M-F.
  • BREC Park Chamberlain, 16900 Chamberlain St., Baker — 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. M-F.
  • Camelia Trace Apartments, 5350 Groom Road, Baker — 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. M-F.
  • Heritage Court Apartments, 1125 Shilo St., Baker — 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. M-F.

CENTRAL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS 

  • Central Intermediate School, 12636 Sullivan Road, Central — 11 to 11:45 a.m. M-F. Route 7. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Greenwell Springs Baptist Church, 19421 Greenwell Springs Road, Central — 10 to 10:45 a.m. M-F. Route 7. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Pearl & Nail Spa, 8028 Hooper Road, Central — 12:30 p.m. M-F. Route 7. Three O'Clock Project.

EAST FELICIANA PARISH 

  • Familes are receiving meals via the Meals-to-You home meal delivery program sponsored by Baylor University.

IBERVILLE PARISH

  • East Iberville Elementary/High,  3285 Hwy. 75, St. Gabriel — noon to 1 p.m. Mondays only, multi-day service. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Iberville Elementary, 58650 Iron Farm Road, Plaquemine — noon to 12:45 p.m. Mondays only, multi-day service. Three O'Clock Project.
  • Math, Science and Arts Academy West, 57955 St Louis Road, Plaquemine — 10 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays only, multi-day service. Three O'Clock Project.
  • North Iberville Elementary, 13770 Hwy. 77, Maringouin — 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays only, multi-day service. Three O'Clock Project.
  • White Castle High, 32695 Graham St. — 10 to 10:45 a.m. Mondays only, multi-day service. Three O'Clock Project.

LIVINGSTON PARISH

  • Families are receiving meals via the Meals-to-You home meal delivery program sponsored by Baylor University.

POINTE COUPEE PARISH 

  • Families are receiving meals via the Meals-to-You home meal delivery program sponsored by Baylor University.

ST. HELENA PARISH

  • Families receiving meals via the Meals-to-You home meal delivery program sponsored by Baylor University.

ST. JAMES PARISH

  • Gramercy Elementary School, 601 E Second St., Gramercy — 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. M-F.
  • Paulina Elementary, 2756 Hwy. 44, Paulina — 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. M-F.
  • Sixth Ward Elementary School, 3245 Valcour Aime St., Vacherie — 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. M-F.
  • King David Baptist Church, 2329 North King Ave., Lutcher. — 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Meals provided via the Healthy School Food Collaborative.

TANGIPAHOA PARISH

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH

  • Brusly High, 630 Frontage Road, Brusly — 11 to 12:30 a.m. M-Th.
  • Caneview K-8 School, 5217 McLin Road, Port Allen — 11 to 12:30 a.m. M-Th.
  • Port Allen Middle, 610 Rosedale St., Port Allen — 11 to 12:30 a.m. M-Th.

WEST FELICIANA PARISH.

  • Families are to start receiving meals in early May via the Meals-to-You home meal delivery program sponsored by Baylor University.

ZACHARY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS


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