Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020, families that qualify for free or reduced price meals at school may be eligible for a new one-time Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) of up to $302 per child (preschool through 12th grade) to help cover the cost of meals students have eaten at home on days that schools have been closed.
Starting next week, Pattonville's free breakfast and lunch curbside pickup for students will change to a weekly distribution at two locations. Beginning May 20, meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday until further notice at Pattonville High School and the Pattonville Learning Center. Each distribution will include five breakfasts and five lunches for students. Meals distributed at the high school will include one hot meal. No meals will be distributed in the district on May 18 and 19.
Pattonville schools are getting into the spirit of giving during the holiday season.
“Several years ago, we started a giving tree to help out families during the holidays,” Pattonville Heights Middle School eighth grade counselor Dawn Osman said. “It started with a tree in the counseling office with ornaments that [Heights staff members] would pick off the tree to get items for students.”