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Delavan/Darien School District Resuming the Breakfast and Lunch Program

The Delavan/Darien School District will be resuming the breakfast and lunch program for all students whose families find themselves in need during this COVID-19 crisis.  These meals will be available on a “grab-and-go” basis starting Monday, March 30th.

Meals can be picked up at Delavan/Darien High School (main door) and the Darien School     main door. We ask that you do NOT get out of your car, we will bring them to you.

I am attaching a link with a survey telling us how many meals you plan on picking up.  No names need to be provided.  If you have not already picked up a meal or filled out the survey please complete.  You do not need to fill it out daily.  If you do not respond to the survey but find yourself in need feel free to stop by.  We will always have enough food. Meals will be distributed from 7:00 AM to 10:00 Am Monday – Friday.

We strongly encourage practicing social distancing when picking up meals and thorough hand-washing with soap and water before eating take-home meals.

The English version of the survey can be found here.

Click here for English Version.

The Spanish version of the survey can be found here.

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