Fayetteville Public Schools to offer one-trip meal service next week

Fayetteville Public Schools will offer a new one-trip meal service beginning on Tuesday, March 31.

The new service will allow students to pick up packages of 10 meals (5 breakfasts and 5 lunches) every Tuesday while schools are closed.

The move is intended to help protect the health of students, families, and staff members through required social distancing and to comply with the Governor’s prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 people, FPS officials said.

The meals are pre-packaged, and made to last up to five days. Any child aged 18 and younger is eligible for the free meals, though the child must be present to receive them.

FPS personnel will load the meals into the trunk of vehicles for parents picking up to help ensure safety. Families should remain in their car when picking up.

The meals will be available at Owl Creek School, located at 375 N. Rupple Road, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31. The FPS Outback, located at 2350 Old Farmington Road, will be open on Wednesdays with non-perishable food and produce for families who were unable to pick up meals on Tuesday and are in need of food assistance.

The district will add four additional locations for meal pickup on Tuesday, April 7, will meals available at Asbell, Butterfield Elementary, Happy Hollow, and the Fayetteville Public Library via the FPS food truck (in addition to Owl Creek).

For more information about assistance with meals during public school closures in Fayetteville, visit this website.