Preferred Meals, an Elior Company, has served students in the School District of Philadelphia for more than 30 years.
Beginning Thursday, April 23, a new distribution plan for feeding Philadelphia school children during the COVID-19 pandemic will be in place.
At 49 Philadelphia school locations, students will now receive a box filled with five free breakfasts and five free lunches intended to last for five days. Previously, these food distributions occurred two days a week and included three breakfasts and three lunches. Now the distribution will take place one day a week with a five-day meal pack that consists of five breakfast and five lunch meals.
The transition reduces the number of days and areas people must go out, keeping in line with recommended social distancing guidelines and stay at home orders.
“Every child deserves a great meal,” says Kim Parker, senior district manager, Preferred Meals. “The impact of COVID-19 has been felt worldwide, especially, in the Philadelphia community. Preferred Meals is a leader in school food service and the fight against food insecurity in underserved areas. They provide Philadelphia students with worry-free nutritionally balanced meals made with quality ingredients.”
This free program is available to all Philadelphia students. See the complete list of schools below where the distributions will occur.