Coronavirus School Closure - Meal Availability

The Groton Area School District, through the contributions of generous community members, will be offering free lunches to children aged 1 through grade 12 regardless of whether a family meets income criteria for free or reduced priced meals.  Sack lunch meals will be served from the Groton Area Elementary school main entrance from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM daily from Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20.  Lunches will be "grab and go" and provided at no cost.  It is critically important for all community members that all individuals follow CDC guidelines for staying home if you are sick.

To help assist those members of our school community that live outside of the town of Groton and wish to receive meals, we want to assist in getting those meals to you.  Please contact Joe Schwan at or 605-397-2351 (leave a message if no answer) for assistance in getting this service established for your family.

As the week progresses, we will be evaluating the effectiveness of this program and making modifications as necessary as well as developing contingencies in the event this service is required for a longer period of time.

If you wish to help financially support this important work, please contact Amanda Morehouse at the school business office at or 605-397-2351.

In addition, there is currently food available for families at Ken's Food Fair in Groton.  Carts of donated food are available at the front of the store to help families with their nutritional needs.  If you or someone you know is in need of support, stop at Ken's and take what you need.