Weekly roundup: Grab-and-go meals continue, changes to the SAT exam, and more

Although schools in Orange County are slowly beginning to reopen, many districts continue to lend a helping hand to students and families by offering not only free lunch but also free breakfast as part of grab-and-go meal programs.

After campuses were forced to close to students last March, school districts across Orange County set up grab-and-go stations to make sure children didn’t go without healthy meals. Now, almost a year later, most districts across the county continue to offer families the ability to pick up five days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches each week for children 18 and younger.Newspaper illustration

As of right now, the free breakfast and lunch programs will continue through the end of the 2020-21 school year and the decision to continue the free program remains up to the USDA.

Dates, times and locations for meals pick-ups can be found by visiting any of Orange County’s school district websites or by calling the district office directly.

And here are some of the other stories we’ve been following this week:

  • In related news, expressing frustration over the postponement of youth and high school sports competitions, hundreds of parents and student-athletes from Orange County and across the state rallied to push for games to resume safely.

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