Many have asked what they can do to help us help our students. At this time, we believe that all is going well with the delivery of instruction and student meals. But, as many of you know, we started preparing food for the elderly and delivering meals to them. Approximately 1400 meals have delivered to the elderly in the last three weeks.
We are having to make some modifications as we move forward.
Federal law says that we cannot give free meals to anyone older than 18. For the last three weeks, donations have paid for that food or family members of the elderly citizens needing the meals have paid for them. Those funds are exhausted, however, the need is still present.
The community can help in two ways.
- Make a donation for meals for the elderly. We are taking donations through the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center webpage. Go to https://thepac.net/, click “support” at the top of the page and then click “donate.” Fill in the dollar amount, give the appropriate information and then in the “acknowledgment’ section, type “name/elderly meals” or just type “elderly meals” if you want to give anonymously.
- Provide consistency in picking up meals at a school site and delivering to elderly homes. New Highland Elementary School (110 WA Jenkins Road, Elizabethtown) will be our elderly meal pickup site after spring break. If there are people willing to help, please provide us with a list of those individuals and we will divide the number of meals between these folks. We will continue to utilize our staff as well. If community volunteers would like to deliver meals, please contact HCS Public Relations Director John Wright at email@example.com.
Provided by: Hardin County Schools