COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) United Way and Feeding the Valley is letting no child go hungry this week providing nutritional meals to kids in Russell and Muscogee county.
Volunteers at Feeding the Valley Food Bank loaded boxes filled with buddy pack meals to schools and several businesses.
Grab-and-go services were available at the locations where parents received the meals in plastic bags.
News 3 spoke with the United Way’s Director who says it’s important for kids to receive healthy meals now they are out of school and while we are living in an unprecedented time.
“This buddy pack contains 2-days worth of kid friendly food: two lunches, juices and breakfast items. We know that hunger especially child hunger is a critical issue in our community everyday throughout the year and its increased during this time and we’re pleased to partner with Feeding the Valley to address the need of child hunger,” says Jennifer St. John, Vice President Community Initiative United Way of Chattahoochee Valley.
Children between ages 0-18 can receive a buddy pack. Child must be present when receiving the meal.
If you missed today’s services, the next meal service will be Thursday May 28th. Below is the list of locations.
Muscogee County student meals will be provided each day, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST at the following sites:
- 30th Avenue School
- Baker Middle School
- Carver High School
- Chase Homes
- Elizabeth Canty Apartments
- J.D. Davis Elementary School
- Jordan High School
- Dawson Elementary School
- Double Churches Middle School
- Eagle Trace Apartments
- Fox Elementary School
- Kendrick High School
- Key Elementary School
- Midland Academy
- Spencer High School
- Warren Williams Apartments
- Whisperwood Apartments
- Wilson Apartments
Russell County student meals will be provided each day, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST at the following sites:
- Crawford Volunteer Fire Department
- Mt. Olive Primary School
- Hurtsboro City Hall
- Pittsview Volunteer Fire Department