Meals and custodial services FAQ
Is Anoka-Hennepin providing meals for children during the closure?
Anoka-Hennepin is committed to providing grab-and-go meals at no cost for all children 18 years of age and under who need them during distance learning. Food will be distributed from school buses in the parking lots of select school sites that have been designated as meal pickup locations. Meals will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Visit ahschools.us/COVID-19meals for information about meal pickup locations.
Meals will continue to be offered to school-age children through the end of the school year, Tuesday, June 9, as detailed at ahschools.us/COVID-19meals. Once school concludes, meal access will be consolidated and continue. Locations for meal distribution may be different than they are now. Details will again be shared at ahschools.us/COVID-19meals.
Is there any cost for this food?
There is no cost for this food service.
Can I take a meal for adults in my family or are these just for students?
No, the meals are for school-aged children and youth 18 years of age or younger.
Will there be meals available for students with special dietary requirements?
For all new and existing diet accommodations, CNP will need to know which school you and your child will be visiting and when so that meals will be ready for them.
All other modifications, per federal regulations, require a completed diet modification request form signed by a licensed doctor of medicine (M.D.), clinical nurse practitioner, osteopathic doctor (D.O.) or physicians assistant (P.A.C). and a parent/guardian. The form can be found at ahschools.us/dietform. Fax the completed form to the CNP office at 763-506-1253, or mail it to 2727 N Ferry St. Anoka, MN 53303. Modification requests may take up to 10 days to be accommodated. The district will not be able to accommodate a meal modification request without an approved diet accommodation form, per federal regulations.
Lactose reduced or soy milk is available to students with a written request from a parent or guardian, and provided to the CNP office.
Cleaning products, routines
Custodians professionally clean the schools in the evenings, focusing on common areas such as counters, drinking fountains, bathrooms, sinks, and door handles. The cleaning products used by the district are hospital-grade disinfectants on the list of novel coronavirus fighting products, created by the American Chemistry Council’s Center for Biocide Chemistries. The product used in school kitchens is also on the list of recommended.
Cleaning on buses
The district is working with its bus companies to make sure that buses are disinfected (with CDC-recommended solution). This is being done to the most high touch areas: bottom, front and backs of seats, and the bottom row of windows. These organizations are also looking into its overall practices on this.