Our region and school district are coping with the effects of the coronavirus and closure of our schools and PCEF is ready to support our students.
Many of our lower income students do not have the technology and supplies needed to complete schoolwork remotely and online. Many of these children have also lost access to the federal breakfasts and lunches they enjoyed in their school buildings.
PASD has committed to ensuring our students continue to receive meal support while schools are closed in response to the COVID-19 virus. PASD and the community are making “grab and go” lunches available for ANY child (age 0 – 18) who needs it. You do not have to be on the free & reduced lunch list. No questions asked—just come pick up your lunch between 10:30 am and noon at any of the following locations:
- Barkley Elementary 320 Second Avenue
- Ann’s Heart 146 Church St (the old Sacred Heart School)
- PACS 257 Church Street
- Bethel Baptist 412 Fairview Street
Yesterday (Monday, March 16) 300 lunches were handed out to children in our community.
PASD is also working to ensure every child has internet access and adequate technology to continue to learn.
How Can You Help?
PCEF is accepting donations to the TOGETHER WE CAN fund, in order to help pay for supplemental meals for hungry students and to help provide things like WiFi hotspots and technology to students who cannot afford them.
Please consider donating to the TOGETHER WE CAN fund so that all students can continue their education during this crisis. We cannot anticipate the total cost of this effort but PCEF is hoping to raise $10,000 – and we are well on our way, thanks to some early donations.
PASD is also maintaining a database of volunteers to help with food distribution and possibly other tasks. To add your name to this list, please COMPLETE THIS FORM. Someone will contact you when your help is needed.
Thank you for your generosity!