WINSTON COUNTY - With area schools still closed and free and reduced lunch rates very high throughout the county, the fear of children not receiving healthy meals is high among school officials. That is why school systems are planning feeding programs throughout the county to feed children who might be in need.
Winston County Schools will be offering free meals for children up to the age of 18 beginning Monday, March 30. A supper and five breakfasts will be provided to carry over for a week. The meals will be served from 4-6 p.m. each day.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday - Winston County High School;
Tuesday - Addison;
Wednesday - Lynn;
Thursday: Double Springs Elementary;
Friday - Meek.
A child does not have to be a student at the school to receive food. However, children must be in the vehicle in order to receive food. Winston County School officials said the program will continue as long as school is out of session and their is a need for the service.
In addition, Haleyville City Schools has announced that they will provide another feeding opportunity for the community on Monday, March 30, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in front of Haleyville High School. This program will also be for any child in the community 18 and younger, but the child must be in the vehicle to receive food.
Haleyville City Schools is asking people interested in receiving food to go to the school system’s Facebook page to express their interest and take a survey. However, this is not a mandatory requirement to receive food.
See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.