National School Meals Supplying Parents With Cooking Ingredients


The National School Meals Programme delivered food packages to homes ahead of the 24-hour curfew imposed by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19.

The School Meals Programme continued to deliver hot meals to students in need despite the closure of the country’s school plants weeks ago.

“We had to get to the drawing board and the teachers, principals at the different schools were very instrumental in feeding us with such information and so we ended up with about a total of 1300 meals in about 33 different locations across Antigua that we were distributing meals”, said Ezra Knowles, the Director of the Programme.

She revealed that since Monday this week, the team began providing the ingredients so meals can be prepared by the parents.

“When we took our meals out, we gave them dry-goods packages. They had meat that were already seasoned, they have everything that they need for the next five to seven days to provide the children with a meal and we have a team that will check in with them. If they run out of anything in particular we would be able to go back to base and supply them with those items”, Knowles explained.

The 24-hour curfew, which began today, will last until midnight next Thursday unless extended by the government.

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