Purcell School officials report between 150 and 170 meals have been handed out in each of the first couple of days of the meal program.

Assistant Superintendent Jerry Swayze reported 167 meals were handed out Tuesday.

“While we know there are many unanswered questions, I want to reassure you that we are working to pass along information as quickly as possible. We are in this together and we will get through this together,” Purcell Superintendent Sheli McAdoo said.

Meal service began March 23 for both drive through and mobile locations:

  • Purcell Elementary School - 809 N. 9th Street
  • Drive-through option only. Pick up is outside kitchen, parents should pull through bus lane on south side of elementary building.
  • Hours of operation are 9-11 a.m. Students have been served both a breakfast sack and a lunch.

Mobile locations where meals are available:

  • Be at one of the designated locations between 9:15-9:45 a.m.
  • Hallmark Mobile Home Park, Hallmark Blvd. and Hallmark Avenue
  • Conger Field, N. 2nd Avenue & West Van Buren Street
  • McCurdy Park, West Washington & North 6th Avenue
  • Purcell Junior High, West Apache and Lester Lane
  • Headstart, Lester Lane and West Fox Street
  • McClain County Expo Center, Hardcastle Blvd. and Phillips Street
  • Stonewall Plaza Apartments, Southway Avenue and Highway 74
  • Southway Mobile Home Park, Whippoorwill Drive and Elliot Drive
  • Purcell Mobile Home Park, Mantooth Drive & S. 9th Street

Please stay in the vehicle or if you walk to the location maintain at least six feet between families to practice social distancing.

Meals will be dispersed from the back door of the bus.

You will receive both a breakfast sack and a lunch sack at this time.

No identification required for either option, but children must be present to receive meals.

Prescription medication pick-up began Monday:

Intermediate School, 711 N. 9th Street

  • Pick up to begin at 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and then 5:30 -7:30 p.m.
  • All medication from all school sites will be available for pick up at the Intermediate School.
  • Must have picture ID and sign for medication to be released.
  • Please stay in vehicle and we will service you as a drive through
  • Call 405-442-0099 if you are unable to pick medication up at this time, and we will arrange another date and time.

Food Pantry participants

  • Food boxes will be available at 819 N. 8th Street
  • Pick up days and times:

Wednesdays 4-6 p.m.

Thursdays 2-5 p.m.

Fridays 4-6 p.m.

Please contact the Lil Dragon Food Pantry at 405-527-8698 with any questions.

“Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need assistance,” Mrs. McAdoo said.

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