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The distribution of food packs in the Ferndale School District began Friday and continues also on Mondays and Wednesdays. (Brent Lindquist/Ferndale Record)

  FERNDALE ­— The Ferndale School District announced Wednesday, March 18, its plans for grab-and-go food distribution during the ongoing school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  All Ferndale School District students are eligible for the meals, which will be given out from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ongoing now during those hours every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the remainder of the mandated school closure.

  The to-go meals will be available at Ferndale High School, on the Horizon Middle School and Eagleridge Elementary School campus, at the North Bellingham Learning Center and at Central, Custer, Skyline and Cascadia elementary schools.

  Families do not need to go to their students’ regular school location to pick up meals. Families can go to whichever location is most convenient.

  Students do not need to be present for distribution, but the district encourages them to be.

  The Monday pickup will include lunch for Monday, breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, and breakfast for Wednesday. The Wednesday pickup will include lunch for Wednesday, breakfast and lunch for Thursday, and breakfast for Friday. The Friday pickup will include lunch for Friday and breakfast for Monday. There will be a flyer with every meal letting families know what foods are included, for allergy concerns. It will also state that food should be consumed or refrigerated within two hours.

  Breakfast will include an entrée, milk, fruit and/or juice. Lunch will include a sandwich, fruit or juice, vegetable and milk.