Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 Hundreds use schools’ grab-and-go meal service I By Tara Vocino n the midst of the coronavirus closures, 56 people were served grab-and-go breakfast and 53 people ate a bagged lunch without having to enter the building at the Staff Sgt. James Hill Elementary School on Tuesday. “We have a wonderful superintendent, who has stepped up to make sure that our most vulnerable population is taken care of,” Mayor Brian Arrigo said. “We are planning for the worst, but hoping for the best, as everyone is thinking innovatively.” Fourth-grader Alexis Khoeun receives a turkey sandwich at the Staff Sgt. James Hill Elementary School on Tuesday. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dianne Kelly said she wants to ensure children at home don’t go hungry, adding that the program began Monday. A high schooler picked up food. (Advocate Photos by Tara Vocino) According to Principal Melissa Lomas, 46 students were served breakfast and 37 ate lunch on Monday. Districtwide, 350 students and their families were provided meals. Revere Police Officer Gerard Salvati was also on-site, providing directions. A food pantry will open April 9, Lomas said. - Tara Vocino may be reached at printjournalist1@ gmail.com. NBC10 Boston video journalist Abbas Sadek interviews Mayor Brian Arrigo about everyone stepping up in this unprecedented time.

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