Rochester students who will fully transition to remote learning beginning Thursday will have daily access to free breakfast and lunch, according to superintendent Kyle Repucci.

Meals are available for pick-up or delivery, per a news release, and will continue to be offered through the remote learning period, which is currently expected to run until mid-January.

“During these challenging times," Repucci said, "we are proud to be able to offer this service for families so that they have one less thing to worry about over the next few months. Thank you to all those who worked quickly and efficiently to set this program up to coincide with the start of the remote learning period so that meals could remain available for students.”

Meals will be available for pick up at all Rochester schools Monday through Friday from 7-9 a.m, the release said. Families also have the ability to pick up meals for all of their children at the closest Rochester school and do not need to be picked up at the specific school students attend. Meals are also being offered for weekends, and such meals are available to be picked up on Fridays.

As far as deliveries are concerned, distribution will be conducted via the district’s bus routes. The stops and times will be the same as when school is in session, according to the release, and a more detailed breakdown of bus routes and times can be found here.

Families who wish to receive meals, either by pick-up or delivery, are required to fill out this survey.

Rochester schools announced the transition to fully remote learning after a number of positive COVID-19 cases cropped up within the district.

Meals are also available for Wakefield students who attend Spaulding High School and Paul Elementary School in Wakefield. Affected students who wish to receive meals are encouraged to call the Wakefield School District SAU offices at 603-871-8502 to confirm their need.