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PPS to establish food distribution sites during school closures

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PEORIA (WEEK) --Peoria Public Schools said Monday it will be distributing free meals to students during the closure amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

There will be 18 food distribution sites set up across the city of Peoria from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting Tuesday, March 17, through March 30.

The distribution sites will stationed at the following locations:

  • Richwoods High School, Mark Bills Middle School, Hines Primary School, Jamieson School, Rolling Acres Middle School, the Greater Peoria YMCA (7000 N. Fleming Lane)
  • Peoria High School, Lincoln K-8 School, Maude Sanders Primary, Roosevelt Magnet School, Glen Oak Community Learning Center, First Federated Church (3601 N. Sheridan Road), Salvation Army (2903 W Nebraska Ave.)
  • Manual High School, Valeska Hinton, Calvin Coolidge Middle School, Harrison Community Learning Center, South Side Community Center (1618 S. Laramie St.)

The PPS statement also said the Salvation Army will be doing mobile meals to certain locations in Peoria, including Taft Homes, Harrison Homes and the River West area.

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