528 children pick up 3,168 meals Monday

 Jackson County School System nutrition department staff provided 528 children with 3,168 breakfast and lunch Grab-and-Go meals today, and it was great to see their smiling faces on this gray day!

Led by Dr. Debra Morris (and assisted by our superintendent, Dr. April Howard), they assembled bags to send home three morning and three noontime meals with Jackson County children this morning, and our bus drivers helped get the deliveries made. Current plans call for the next round (four meals each, eight total per child) to be available Thursday, March 26.

The meals are available to ANY and ALL children 18 and younger at 10 locations across Jackson County. Locations are currently limited to the eastside because the regulations under which the school system is operating specify they are delivered in areas where more than 50% of students qualify for the free- and reduced-price meal program.

Click here for a flyer that lists locations and times and provides a basic overview; click here for the full description, released last week.

Parents and guardians whose HOUSEHOLD CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE CHANGED since the beginning of the school year (or the beginning of last week!), can apply to be part of this program. Approval would apply through the end of this school year and for the first several weeks of the 2020-21school year.


In the meantime, if your child’s food needs are not being met by the pickup option, please reach out to one of our school social workers by calling 706-387-7390 or 706-387-7391 or 706-387-7392.