A guide to free meals for children in Southwest Riverside County during school shutdowns

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Temecula Elementary School student Elias Delamarre, 9, arrives with his mom at Temecula Elementary School to pick up a school lunch meal during a drive-up meal distribution operation by TVUSD while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, March 20. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
The novel coronavirus pandemic has shuttered California schools for the foreseeable future. School districts in the Southwest Riverside County region began to announce closures on Friday, with some initially stating plans to shut down through the end of March or early April. Then, by the end of the day, Riverside County Public Health Officer Cameron Kaiser made it an official order — schools were not to reopen until April 6. On Monday, the closure was extended out even further, to April 30. And by Tuesday evening, California Gov. Gavin Newsom was suggesting that schools may be shut down for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year and not reopen again until this fall. And for
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