Norristown Area School District obtains waiver to feed students during school closures through grab-and-go meals distribution

Norristown Area School District Meal Distribution during School Closure

Mar 14, 2020

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has obtained a waiver from the federal government for school districts to provide meal service to students during school closure related to the Coronavirus. 

“I am very pleased to inform you that late Friday evening we received approval for our plan to provide meals to all NASD students.” stated Superintendent of Schools Christopher Dormer

Given the difficulties all families will face during this two week period of school shutdown, restrictions on non-essential travel, and closure of non-essential businesses, we wanted to ensure that we were able to alleviate some of the strain by making food available for all district students.

On Wednesday, March 18, and again on Wednesday, March 25, “grab and go” meal bags will be available for pick up at Gotwals Elementary School and Norristown Area High School beginning at 9:30 AM.


NOTE: Please Remember YOU MUST Bring your Child with you to pick up a Meal Bag.

Gotwals will be a walk-up site and NAHS will be a drive-through site. 

Each meal bag will contain 10 meals – 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches. 

Meal bags will be available to all Norristown Area School District students, as well as any siblings under the age of 18.   

Meals must be consumed off-site.

Please be advised that families will not be permitted to enter school buildings or congregate during these distribution events.

Per USDA regulations, you will need to bring your children with you as meals are only able to distributed based on the number of children that are physically present.

Additional information about local food pantries has been posted on the district website for families that may need additional support.

You can visit the district website, and social media, and listen to ConnectEd messages for the latest information.

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