Volunteers feeding NKY students needing lunch while schools close

BOONE CO., KY (FOX19) - Volunteers at Burlington and Ockerman Elementary Schools in Boone County are collecting donations, so they can feed students on Monday who depend on their school for lunch, according to parents and school leaders.

Volunteers are signing up to make sack lunches from items donated to the school.

According to Barnett, donations are coming in, but certain items are still needed like bread, meat, cheese, chips, fruit, and juice boxes.

Items can be dropped off at Burlington Elementary Sunday 5-6 p.m. and Monday 8-9 p.m.

At Ockerman Elementary, school staff members who are unable to travel to Frankfort for a rally will stay behind at school to distribute bags of food to families in need on Monday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Ockerman Elementary volunteers will collect and bag donations Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., according to Family Resource Center Coordinator Melissa Raper.

Ockerman volunteers need microwaveable Chef Boyardee pasta meals, cheese and crackers, Lunchables, juice boxes, Slim Jims, individual bags of goldfish or pretzels, individual bags of fruit snacks, Poptarts, and granola bars.

Boone County, Covington, and Kenton County School Districts will be closed Monday.

According to Boone County's superintendent, the closure comes in response to the Kentucky Education Association's request to close schools in support of employees' pensions as well as proposed drastic cuts in Governor Matt Bevin's budget to local school districts.

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