Today was the first day of the free meal program for the community's youth. Corinth Food Service Director Lisa Tevendale, among others, was outside of the middle school's main entrance this morning handing out bagged meals to Corinth CSD families.
Corinth CSD has cancelled classes until April 17, but is still ensuring youth (ages 18 years and younger) are being fed breakfast and lunch as they normally would be while at school.
"We are a close-knit community that has always supported each other in many different ways," says Corinth Superintendent Dr. Mark Stratton. "And in the middle of a national crisis, it doesn't surprise me that we've become an even stronger community. This morning I saw families looking out for each other by picking up academic packets from the elementary school to deliver to their friends or neighbors who can't get to the school. I am also witnessing our leadership team going above and beyond to make sure our students' and families' needs, physical and social-emotional, are being met to the best of our ability given the current situation."
While classes remain cancelled and NYS Governor Cuomo closes certain businesses and government buildings by Monday, March 16 at 8 p.m., Corinth will continue to provide meals for families and keep families updated. Please continue to check your email and check the district's website for news. Additionally, Superintendent Stratton has a Twitter account he uses to stay connect to families. Follow him at @CorinthSuper.
Bagged breakfasts and lunches will be available starting Monday, March 16 from 9 to 10 a.m. We will have staff available on the loading dock located at the front of the Middle School who will distribute meals. The service is free to all Corinth Central School District students who are 18 years old or younger. If you would like to participate in this service but are unable to secure transportation to the school, please call 518-654-9005, ext. 3114 and we will try to make arrangements to deliver food to your household. Due to the volume of calls we are likely to receive, please be prepared to leave a message with the following information:
- Age of each child in the household
- The best possible time to drop off the boxed meals
- Your home address
- Your contact information
- Any known allergies in the household
The CARE backpack program will also continue throughout this timeframe. Families involved in this program will be able to pick up backpacks on Friday, March 20 between 9 and 10 a.m. Again, if you are unable to secure transportation to the school, please call 518-654-9005, ext. 3114.