FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District is now providing up to five days' worth of meals at one time, because of guidance from the State of New Jersey and the United States Department of Agriculture.

For the week of April 6, the district will provide two five-day supplies of meals in a single week.

Meals will not be available for pick-up during the week of April 13 through April 17. Because of that, additional meals will be provided during the week prior to spring break.

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The five-day supply of food will be available for pick up for eligible families on April 6 and April 9. The food will be distributed at each of the schools:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Reading-Fleming Intermediate School
  • 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Copper Hill School
  • 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Barley Sheaf School
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Francis A. Desmares School
  • 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Robert Hunter School

According to a post on Facebook from the district, it is anticipated that the schools will remain closed through the end of April. This has not been confirmed by the governor, but the district will plan to continue to use a Monday only pick-up schedule for the remainder of the time that school is closed due to the pandemic.

On April 20 and April 27, the five-day supply of food will be available for pick-up at each of the schools:

  • 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Reading-Fleming Intermediate School
  • 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. - Copper Hill School
  • 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - Barley Sheaf School
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Francis A. Desmares School
  • 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. - Robert Hunter School

The Monday-only meal distribution schedule will continue for the remainder of the time the schools are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Our district remains committed to the health and wellness of our entire school community," the statement said. "We are pleased with the United States Department of Agriculture's decision to allow school districts to provide up to five days' worth of meals at a single pick up. A single day pick up for five meals lessens the frequency with which families need to come out into the community and allow families to remain at home, practicing social distancing."