School makes shift in meal plan
FAIRMONT — Area organizations continue to provide updates and changes to schedules to protect the health and safety of the public because of the COVID-19 outbreak. They include:
Fairmont Area Schools
The school district says the student meal drop-off program will operate differently next week.
Meals will be dropped off only one day, on Monday. At that time, students will receive a full-week meal package of five breakfasts and five lunches.
Two new locations and times have been added to the drop-off list. They are: Fairmont High School (horseshoe), 11 a.m. to noon; and Fairmont Elementary School (door 1), from 11 a.m. to noon
In addition, students may pick up a full-week meal package at the regular stops:
o Intersection of West Amber Lake Drive and Cedar Creek Court
o St. Paul Lutheran
o Lincoln Park
o Ceylon Fire Hall
o Amber Lake Park
o Winnebago Ball Diamond parking lot
o Bowlmor Lanes parking lot
o Evangelical Covenant Church
o Veterans Park
o Johnson Street Apartments
o Alternative Learning Center
o Soccer fields
o Gomsrud Park
o Fairmont Estates
Twin Valley Council
A news release from the Twin Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, of Mankato, notes a change for the annual Scouting for Food program from door-to-door to online.
Area residents are being asked to help raise money for local food banks by donating to “Scouting for Food,” now through March 31. Normally, area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts go door to door asking for canned food donations. This year, Scouts are not able to do so because of the COVID-19 virus.
Instead of canceling this community service project, area Scouts are seeking cash donations online. The council says all of the proceeds will go to local food banks so they can purchase supplies to help those in need.
Through the online program, donors will be able to select a donation level and choose to help one of 33 participating food banks in southern Minnesota.
To donate, visit the Twin Valley Council website at www.twinvalleybsa.org/food
Donations will be accepted until March 31.
For more information on Scouting, visit twinvalleybsa.org
United Hospital District
To preserve staff resources, effective today United Hospital District (UHD) clinics in Fairmont and Wells will be closed.
Winnebago Clinic also remains closed.
Martin County Library
Effective immediately, all Martin County Library locations are closed to the public until March 31.
Curbside pickup is being offered during select hours at certain locations. Visit the website at www.martincountylibrary.org for up-to-date information, or call (507) 238-4207.
E-books and other digital options can be accessed via the website, and all library locations have Wi-Fi available 24-7 for public use.