The Chariton Community School District is committed to providing students breakfast and lunch meals while our schools are closed. As we get additional information on how to proceed this plan could change, if that happens we will send out another communication.

PLAN OPERATIONS- “Grab and Go” will begin on Wednesday, March 25, and will be available for pick up on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. At this time our plan is to serve meals through April 10. 

Any child 18 years old or younger is eligible to receive one lunch meal and one breakfast meal daily, regardless of their meal status during the school year

Meals can be picked up Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at each pick up site below

Children must be present to receive meals

Meals are packaged to take home and will include multiple days of lunch and breakfast 

No student ID or other form of identification is required

School personnel will be distributing meals. We do ask that you follow the pick up guidelines stated below. This is to maintain the safety of everyone involved in the interaction.


Columbus Elementary: Pick up will be along the bus line

Van Allen Elementary: Pick up will be along the bus line

Chariton Middle School: Pick up will be along the bus line

Chariton High School: Pick up will be along the bus line

Williamson Bus Pick Up: Park along the North side of South Street (one block south of the fire station) for pick up 

Lucas Bus Pick Up: Please park in front of the Museum for pick up. If you have to park on the South side of the fire station please do not block the doors

Russell Bus Pick Up: Line up at the bandstand on Shaw Street for pick up 


Please pull up to the bus line and remain in your vehicle. DO NOT exit your vehicle to talk to staff.  While we would love to talk to all of you, we have a responsibility to limit contact during these unusual times. Thank you for understanding.

Roll down your window when you see staff approaching.

Staff will ask you for the number of meals you need and then they will place them on a table or other surface.

They will then move to a safe distance at which point you can get your meal and drive away.

If you are arriving on foot, please DO NOT get within 12 feet of staff, we will give you verbal directions from a safe distance.

Read the March 24, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.

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