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School meal distribution to children and young people in distance teaching


As of 7 April, Kokkola will start distributing school meals to children and young people in distance teaching. By distributing school meals the City will for its own part, ensure the well-being of children and young people and the smooth running of everyday life during this exceptional situation. The opportunity will be offered on a needs-basis, decided by the parents, to students grades 1 to 9 in basic education. 

The families shall assess the need for school meals and make a binding pre-order every week. A link and more precise instructions will be sent to guardians via Wilma.

The school meals for students in distance teaching will be distributed twice a week. The meals (five portions/week) are prepared and packed in portion packages according to pre-orders. The distribution times will be staggered in order to avoid ques. Information on distribution times will be sent via Wilma.

The package consist of a main dish that is a soup, stew or casserole. Special diets are taken into consideration in accordance to pre-orders. The first pre-orders must be made by 13:00 on Thursday 2 April. In the future pre-orders are made by 16:00 on Wednesdays of the previous week.

The meal portions are prepared and packed at Koivuhaan koulu. The distribution will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays outside at Isokylän, Torkinmäen, Koivuhaan and Lucina Hagmanin koulu. If many pre-orders are made in other areas, the amount of distribution places and the distribution places can be changed.  The portions are distributed in individual packages and refrigerated.

Youth advisers are also at the distribution to meet with children and young people. General hygiene guidelines are followed at the distribution. Those picking up food must keep a 1–2 meter distance to others and don’t show up at the distribution if you have flu symptoms.

The City of Kokkola follows the principles of the Child Friendly Municipality Initiative by distributing school meals during this exceptional situation. The aim of the development of a Child Friendly Municipality is to give every child a better life and it’s based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Updated 01/04/2020 | Send feedback | Print