Two Richland County school districts will provide free meals for childen will school is out because of flooding.
Richland School District One will serve lunch to children who live inside or outside the district Thursday and Friday at five of its elementary schools. Richland School District Two Food Services, operated by Sodexo, will feed district students in a service similar to its summer feeding program.
Meals in Richland One will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., both Thursday and Friday, in the cafeterias at each of five schools. Children do not have to provide identification to receive meals.
The school addresses:
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▪ Burnside Elementary School, 7300 Patterson Road, Columbia 29209
▪ Carver-Lyon Elementary School, 2100 Waverly St., Columbia 29204
▪ Hyatt Park Elementary School, 4200 Main St., Columbia 29203
▪ South Kilbourne Elementary School, 1400 South Kilbourne Road, Columbia 29205
▪ John P. Thomas Elementary School, 6001 Weston Ave., Columbia 29203
In Richland Two, meals will be served from 8 to 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. School addresses:
▪ Bethel-Hanberry Elementary, 125 Boney Road, Blythewood, 29016
▪ Bridge Creek Elementary, 121 Bombing Range Road, Elgin,29045
▪ Conder Elementary, 8040 Hunt Club Road, Columbia, 29223
▪ Dent Middle, 2721 Decker Blvd., Columbia, 29206
▪ Forest Lake Elementary, 6801 Brookfield Road, Columbia, 29206
▪ Keels Elementary, 7500 Springcrest Drive, Columbia, 29223
▪ Killian Elementary, 2621 Clemson Road, Columbia, 29229
▪ Sandlapper Elementary, 1001 Longtown Road, Columbia, 29229
▪ Summit Parkway Middle, 200 Summit Parkway, Columbia,SC 29229
▪ Windsor Elementary, 9800 Dunbarton Drive, Columbia, 29223
The district said it picked sites that students and their families could travel to safely by walking or driving a short distance.
Families affected by the flood also will be able to talk with district staff from Learning Support Services at these sites.