Colonial again able to offer free meals

Walter Mellon mascot holding lunch bagsThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has again curtailed its own complex regulations and is allowing school districts to offer free meals to school aged children. The Colonial School District is providing a week's worth of meals – available for pick up each Tuesday – to all school-age members of the Colonial community who are under 18-years-old and in need (and Colonial students over 18 with special needs).

Pick up locations are Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS) and Conshohocken Elementary (CE) School between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Meals are provided in a drive through fashion via the bus lane at PWHS. At CE, meals may be picked up at the cafeteria entrance doors on Harry Street.

Parents who are unable to pick meals up between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. may arrange to pick them up between 5 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. each Wednesday at the Colonial Neighborhood Council, 107 E. 4th Ave. in Conshohocken.

IMPORTANT: In order to ensure enough meals are prepared and the pick-up lines keep moving, the District is asking families to pre-order their meals. All orders must be placed Wednesday to Friday at noon for the following Tuesday's pick-up. Click here for detailed information on how to order. For questions or further assistance with ordering, please contact Jennifer Masorli at 610-834-1670 ext. 8207.

If they have not already done so, families are still encouraged to sign up for free and reduced meals in the event the USDA changes its policy. Click here to apply for free and reduced meals.