Fayette County to continue meal distribution at each school on Thursday

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Meal distribution for remote and virtual learners will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10 at each school in Fayette County.

Every school will hand out meal packs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., but schools at the Oak Hill campus will operate on a staggered schedule.

The Oak Hill distribution schedule is as follows:

Oak Hill High School: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Oak Hill Middle School: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

New River Intermediate: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

New River Primary: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The purpose of staggering the Oak Hill campus was to cut back on traffic.

Andrew Pense, the director of child nutrition for Fayette County, says they will be handing five-day packs for breakfast and lunch, and then they will re-evaluate what handout will look like next week depending on the county’s status.

He says the schools have been working on incorporating more fresh, locally grown food by enlisting the help of a Hico farmer.

“We have a local farmer, Thomas Franklin, from Homegrown farms who is providing us with cherry tomatoes and peppers. Earlier this summer, he also provided us with sweet corn.” 10

Bus drivers will also be coming throughout the county at these stops and will be there from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.:

Mt. Hope Fire Department

Kelly’s Corner in Pax

Church of God in Kincaid

Old Beckwith School

Old Gatewood School

Dollar General in Danese

Adena Village

Old Falls View School

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Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.