No meal distribution Oct. 16 and 23 at Maples Elementary, other food sites continue

Two women in face masks pack food into bags at McCollough/Unis School.

With the extension of online learning, free weekly student meal distributions will continue on Fridays.

NOTE, THIS FRIDAY AND NEXT ONLY (OCT. 16 AND 23) MAPLES WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTING FOOD DUE TO AN ISSUE IN THE BUILDING.

While students are learning online, meals will continue to be available for pickup from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each week on Friday at Bryant Middle School, Dearborn High School, Edsel Ford High School, Fordson High School, Henry Ford Elementary, the Dearborn Heights Campus (Howe/STEM/Berry Center), Lowrey School, Maples Elementary, McCollough-Unis, McDonald Elementary, Miller Elementary, Salina Intermediate, Smith Middle School, Stout Middle School and Woodworth Middle School.

At most locations, adults will be able to stay in their vehicles and pull up to have food loaded in their car.

Dearborn Public Schools began offering free food distribution in March just days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered schools to close to slow the spread of COVID-19. The distribution program will likely change when the district moves back to in-school learning.

The district has been distributing more than 60,000 meals a week and has handed out more than 1.25 million meals since the shut down in March.