Kanawha County Schools relaunches feeding program; state superintendent weighs in

By Jake Flatley, WV MetroNews

March 24, 2020

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The feeding program for the state’s largest school district, Kanawha County Schools, is back on after being suspended on Sunday evening due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The school district announced late Monday afternoon that it will relaunch the program, including bus deliveries, beginning Wednesday.

The model of the plan is one delivery day per week with multiple days worth of bagged meals being delivered. This week’s delivery day will be Wednesday and we will distribute three days worth of meals.

Prior to the relaunch, Clayton Burch, the State Superintendent of Schools criticized the school district for suspending its delivery of bagged lunches.

“What we saw last night (Sunday) was a break in the chain that we are going to correct today (Monday),” Burch said on Monday’s MetroNews ‘Talkline.’ “Those children in Kanawha County will be fed. I believe they will step up and do the right thing.