Updated list of sites open for student meals

Houseman Recreation Center had been distributing daily weekday meals to students until closing on Friday.

In light of the city and state emergency closures, the city, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Housing Authority and several charter schools have created a new list of schools and community sites that are distribution points for student meals.

These additions also come with changes to the days in which meals will be available for distribution.

School meal sites and schedules will change beginning Monday, March 23. In addition, Department of Parks and Recreation sites are no longer distributing student meals.

All meal sites will continue to be open from 9 a.m. until noon.

School district sites (49 total) will be open Mondays and Thursdays only. Families can pick up three grab-and-go bags per student/child on these days.

School district sites will continue to make available the K-12 Learning Guides, optional resources to help reduce learning regression while students are out of school due to efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 throughout the Philadelphia region.

Charter school sites (25 total) are also open from 9 a.m. until noon. Families are encouraged to check the charter schools websites for days of meal distribution.

Six Philadelphia Housing Authority community centers are also open from 9 a.m. until noon. None of those sites are in the Northeast.

Families will receive six meals per student — three breakfasts and three lunches.

The following local schools are distributing meals:

• Baldi, 8801 Verree Road

• Stephen Decatur, Academy Road

• Samuel Fels, 5500 Langdon St.

• A.L. FitzPatrick, 11061 Knights Road

• Frankford, 5000 Oxford Ave.

• Benjamin Franklin Elementary, 5737 Rising Sun Ave.

• Warren G. Harding, 2000 Wakeling St.

• Henry W. Lawton, 6101 Jackson St.

• Abraham Lincoln, 3201 Ryan Ave.

• William H. Loesche, 595 Tomlinson Road

• Mayfair, 3001 Princeton Ave.

• Northeast, 1601 Cottman Ave.

• William H. Ziegler, 5935 Saul St.

• Mastery Charter – Smedley, 1790 Bridge St.

• Universal Creighton Charter, 5401 Tabor Ave.

“We realize the important role the district plays in keeping the safety net intact for our students and we will continue to encourage families to visit these meal distribution sites,” said Superintendent William Hite. “We are also ensuring that our Learning Guides will be available at each school site because we remain committed to supporting our families during this difficult time and urge them to take advantage of any and all resources provided throughout the city.”

Dr. Thomas Farley, commissioner of the city Department of Public Health, on Friday announced that there have been 67 confirmed cases on the coronavirus in Philadelphia. ••