Bensalem Schools Providing Free Meals Despite Closures

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A view of Bensalem High School's entrance and flagpole. Photo via BSD.

The Bensalem School District is still providing free “Grab & Go” meals for children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Even though schools will remain closed for an indefinite amount of time, kids still need to eat. So BSD is offering breakfast and lunch until schools reopen.

The Food Service Department is giving out these meals to anyone 18 years of age and younger. They have been available since Mar. 18, but there is a brief schedule adjustment next week.

“During the week of April 6, meals will be provided on April 6, 7, and 8,” said a statement from the school district. “Children will receive meals for Thursday and Friday on April 8. Meals will resume on April 14 and continue through the closure.”

In accordance with social distancing, there will be designated zones where people can pick up the meals. No one is allowed to enter the buildings.

People can pick these meals up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each weekday. A child must be present for eligibility and vegetarian options are available.

“Our goal is to make sure all children have access to healthy food during the closure, and come back ready and nourished to learn.”

Pick-up Locations (Building – Distribution Area – Address):

  • Belmont Hills Elementary School – Main Entrance Bus Zone – 5000 Neshaminy Boulevard
  • Russell C. Elementary School – Main Entrance Bus Zone – 4300 Bensalem Boulevard
  • Samuel K. Faust Elementary School – Main Entrance Bus Zone – 2901 Bellview Drive
  • Bensalem High School – Flag Pole Entrance – 4319 Hulmeville Road
  • Benjamin Rush Elementary School – Main Entrance Bus Zone – 3400 Hulmeville Rd
  • Creekside Apartment Complex – Community Center – 2500 Knight’s Road