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During the COVID-19 school closures, the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) will provide
free, healthy grab-and-go meals to children starting Monday (March 16). The school closure
period is currently expected to run through April 3.

Governor Tony Evers announced the school closures on Friday. Read about the other cancelations here and connect with COVID-19 resources.

RUSD announced that the meals will be provided to any child 18 and younger on Monday
through Thursday, from 9 to 10 a.m., while schools are closed. Families can drive up or walk up
to pick up the meals. Children must be present. Each child will receive breakfast and a bag

Meals will be available at the following locations:

Fratt Elementary School
3501 Kinzie Ave.

Jerstad-Agerholm K-8 School
3535 LaSalle St.

Julian Thomas Elementary School
930 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr.

Knapp Elementary School
2701 17th St.

SC Johnson Elementary School
2420 Kentucky St.

Wadewitz Elementary School
2700 Yout St.

West Ridge Elementary School
1347 S. Emmertsen Rd.

Schulte Elementary School
8515 Westminster Dr.

In addition, RUSD is working to develop academic enrichment packets that will be available at
the meal distribution sites. These packets, as well as online learning resources, will also be
made available on the District website HERE.

Although schools are closed, the elementary school-based mental health clinics at Knapp, Fratt,
Julian Thomas, S.C. Johnson, and Wadewitz schools will remain open. Parents and guardians of
children currently enrolled in services at one of these locations are asked to contact their
therapist to schedule an appointment.

The PSG Community Mental Health Clinic located on the RUSD Community Pathways campus,
2333 Northwestern Ave., will also be open during the school closure period.

The Racine Family YMCA announced it will offer free grab-and-go lunches to local youth during the COVID-19 shutdown of Racine area schools from Monday (March 16) through April 2.

The lunches will be provided at the George Bray Neighborhood YMCA, 924 Center St. The branch will be giving away the meals from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Food and financial contributions are welcome during this time. Requested food items are bread, pre-packaged lunch meats, fresh fruit or fruit cups, bottled water, chips, and other healthy snack items.

Food donations may be brought to the Bray Neighborhood Y from 8 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information about donating food, contact Antonio Crane at 262-898-4765 or

To make a financial contribution, mail to George Bray Neighborhood YMCA, 924 Center St., Racine, WI 53403. Contributions can be made in-person from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Please ask for Calen Nelson or Angela Duncan.

Senior Meals

All Racine County senior dining sites will be CLOSED, but Meals on Wheels will continue to deliver. If you have additional questions contact ADRC at 262-833-8766.

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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.