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Tapestry Charter School offers free meals drive-thru service for Buffalo families starting Tuesday

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Posted at 9:25 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 21:39:44-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Tapestry Charter School is offering free breakfast and lunch to any Buffalo families with children under 18 on Tuesday.

“We have a motto at the school: we are crew, not passengers. We’re all in this together," said Eric Klapper, Executive Director of Tapestry.

The bagged breakfast and lunch meals will be distributed in a drive-thru fashion at the back of the school, where there is a large window/door access. Parents should be able to stay in their cars, according to Klapper, to uphold social distancing efforts.

Just under 1,000 students attend Tapestry, from grades k-12. Klapper says he wants to make sure these students, and any Buffalo children in need, still get proper nutrition while schools are closed amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

"There are a lot of kids who rely on the free and reduced lunches that we provide," Klapper said.

The drive-thru will be open from 9am-3pm on Tuesday. Meals are for children aged 18 and under, and are restricted to City of Buffalo residents. Organizers will evaluate their meal delivery capabilities beyond Tuesday.

"We have to play our part," Klapper said.

Tapestry is located at 111 Great Arrow Drive.

Major preparation work is also underway in the Buffalo Public School District, which is serving meals and preparing lesson plans for thousands of city school kids. Food distribution will begin for BPS students. 28 city schools will be open for parents/guardians to pick up student meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. starting Tuesday.