Student deal with lack of lunch deliveries

This time last year junior Lexi Snyder would be going up to the office during lunch, searching for the Chick-fil-A sandwich her mom brought her. Fast forward to 2020. No bag, no lunch, and no Chick-fil-A sandwich. 

COVID-19 guidelines have restricted the option for students to have their parents drop off lunch for them, and some of those students who had gotten used to a fast food lunch are now having to cope and work with the new rule.

“I don’t like it. Last year my parents brought me lunch every single day. It was easy because in the mornings when I had morning practice I didn’t have to worry about packing a lunch and grabbing it,” junior Lexi Snyder said. “I just had to wait until lunch time to get my lunch.” 

Since students now have to bring their own lunches, some have used this opportunity to change up their eating habits.

“I try to branch out on what I eat and bring to lunch since my mom can’t bring it anymore. But often I don’t eat that much or I just eat right after school,” senior Katie Furgeson said. “I’ve started to eat a little more healthy but really, even when my mom bought me lunch I tried to get healthy options.’’

While having lunch delivered was a convenience, it wasn’t the only highlight benefit of the drop off. 

“I just miss getting to see my mom every day. It was fun getting to see her and talk to her about how my school day was going,” Lexi said.. 

The new rule may make it a little harder for some students but it has made life easier for the office secretaries. A sign on the door informs visitors that food may not be delivered due to COVID-19 guidelines, and that has helped keep the office lunch-free.

 “Before this year there would be a constant stream of parents coming in, and then sometimes another student would pick up their lunch and we would get calls and have to look  at the cameras to see what we could find, just things like that,” Mrs. Joyce Cook said. “It’s a lot less stressful now since we don’t have to deal with lunches.”