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USDA Waives Requirements for Grab-n-Go Meals


The United States Department of Agriculture has waived the requirement that each child must be in the
vehicle or walk-up to receive a grab-and-go meal. This waiver goes into effect IMMEDIATELY, so meals
may be collected without the child in the car beginning Friday, March 27. If you have someone in your
family who is immune compromised, just tell the school in your area know the number of meals needed when you pull up to the pick-up location.

Ponca City Public Schools Superintendent Shelley Arrott said, “Our CNP staff LOVE seeing the kids each day, but we understand if you have concerns. The CNP staff so appreciate the warm smiles and big waves each day. Thanks for
those special hand-made thank you notes too. We hope to continue seeing our kids but please take all
precautions if you have ill family or ill children. The CNP staff who are preparing and handing out bags
are going above and beyond with safety and sanitizing protocol. They are monitoring their health and
are all well and healthy.”