A United Way of Southeast Arkansas partner agency, Delta Network Foodbank, is continuing its “Backpack Program” while schools are closed because of coronavirus concerns.


Arkansas Department of Health declared that school districts would close March 13 and reopen Monday, March 30, according to a news release.


While schools are closed, meals can be picked up each Thursday at the following sites:


• Watson Chapel High School — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — for Watson Chapel High School, Watson Chapel Junior High School and L.L. Owen Elementary School;


• Edgewood Elementary School — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Edgewood students.


• Coleman Intermediate School — from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Coleman students.


• Broadmoor Elementary School — from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for Broadmoor students.


Each school has a list of students who receive a backpack of food each weekend to help with the child’s food insecurity in their homes.


Delta Network Foodbank wants all children on the pre-existing lists that are already receiving these supplements to know that their backpacks will continue to be available until schools are reopened.


Schools that want to participate in this program should contact Delta Network.


Details: Delta Network Foodbank, 870-536-2424.