The Crossett and Hamburg school districts will continue to provide lunch to children under the age of 18 even though school will not be in session.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced a mandatory closure for Arkansas schools Sunday in order to better protect the state from the spread of COVID-19.

Crossett School District officials announced Monday that they will continue to provide meals from March 17 to March 20. 

The free sack meals containing lunch and breakfast items will be available from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. daily. A total of 525 lunches were distributed Tuesday.

The sacks can be picked up at Crossett Elementary School, the Crossett High School arena, the Fred’s parking lot in North Crossett, the Crossett Youth Center and Crossett Learning Center. 

The pickup at the Crossett Elementary school will be in the back of the school in the bus drive. The pickup at the high school arena will be at the front entrance. 

Additionally, all regular bus routes will run from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, delivering sack lunches to designated bus stops.

In Hamburg, children 18 and younger may pick up their lunch in Hamburg at Noble or Albritton Elementary campuses or in Portland at the Portland Elementary campus from noon until 1 p.m. from March 16 until March 20.

The HSD will also offer drop off locations. The school bus will drop-off meals at four different locations.  The Hamburg drop-off will be at Pine Street Park. The Fountain Hill drop-off will be at the school parking lot. 

Students in Wilmot will be able to pick up the meals at the EZ Mart in Wilmot. 

The Hamburg, Fountain Hill and Wilmot drop-offs will be at 12:30 p.m. each day from March 16 to March 20. 

The Parkdale drop off will be at 12:15 p.m. for the same dates at the intersection of Highway 8 and the railroad.

Those with questions may contact the Hamburg School Administration Building at 870-853-9851 or the Crossett School Administration Building at 870-364-3112.

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