Mingo Schools continues feedings students

For the ninth straight week, Mingo County Schools cafeteria employees and other volunteers again met early Wednesday morning at Lenore PK-8 and Mingo Central High School to begin preparing and packaging five-day meals for the county's students. According the Child Nutrition Director Kay Maynard, to date an average of 2,300 meal bags, each consisting of five breakfasts and five lunches, have been prepared every week since Gov. Jim Justice closed West Virginia schools the week of March 9. Once the meals are prepared, Maynard said, they are delivered by bus drivers to each of the county's schools, where they are then distributed to parents between noon and 1 p.m. during the one-hour drive-thru pickup service . She said plans are currently being finalized for meal preparation and delivery during the summer months. Pictured are Lenore PK-8 personnel and volunteers preparing meals for this week.