KIPP providing grab-and-go meals

Monday, March 16, 2020

KIPP Delta Public Schools will provide a grab-and-go style meal service free for any student 18 and under during school closure.

"You do not have to be a student of our schools to receive a meal," a press release reads. "Meals will be provided to students at distribution sites across our communities, including Helena-West Helena, Elaine, Marvell, Marianna, Forrest City, Osceola, and Blytheville."

During the week of March 16, distribution will take place on Tuesday and Thursday at the sites below. The Tuesday bag will include lunch and snack for Tuesday, breakfast, lunch, and snack for Wednesday, and breakfast and snack for Thursday. The Thursday bag will include lunch and snack for Thursday and breakfast, lunch, and snack for Friday.

Children must be present to receive a meal. All meals are to be taken off campus. Cafeterias will not be open to sit and eat. Meal delivery to families with extenuating circumstances will occur on a case-by-case basis. They will be reaching out to all KIPP Delta students individually in the coming days. Please let KIPP know if you have a need for meal delivery.

Meal service will be suspended during spring break (March 23-27). If the school closure extends beyond spring break, meal service will continue, with delivery days shifted to Mondays and Wednesdays. Monday bags will include lunch and snack for Monday, breakfast, lunch, and snack for Tuesday, and breakfast for Wednesday. Wednesday bags will include lunch and snack for Wednesday, breakfast, lunch, and snack for Thursday, and breakfast, lunch, and snack for Friday.

Distribution sites and times are as follows:


KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy, 1020 Plaza, West Helena, AR 72390

10 a.m.-noon

KIPP Delta Collegiate High School, 215 Cherry Street, Helena, AR, 72342

10 a.m.-noon


Food Giant Parking Lot, 460 South Alabama Street, Marianna, AR 72360

11 a.m.-noon


Dollar General Parking Lot, 373 Highway 49, Marvell, AR 72366

11 a.m.-noon


Elaine Park, Highway 49 (near Jungle Gym),

11 a.m.-noon


KIPP Delta modular building, 637 South Washington, Forrest City, AR 72335

11 a.m.-noon


KIPP Delta Blytheville Collegiate High School, 1200 Byrum Road, Blytheville, AR 72315

10 a.m.-noon


Gunn Supermarket Parking Lot (Closed), 475 N. Walnut Street, Osceola, AR 72370

11 a.m.-noon