Under the direction of School Superintendent Mark Earnest, school nutrition program director Ivey McLendon and David Williams of the Seminole County Ministerial Association, 8,150 free Grab and Go meals were offered to students in the effort’s first three weeks of distribution at eleven locations throughout the county. The feed the students campaign began on Wednesday, March 18, paused for the week of April 6-10 for the system’s Spring Break, and beginning next week on Tuesday April 14 the School system’s Grab and Go meal distribution will begin again. A week’s worth of nutritious Grab and Go bagged breakfasts and lunches will be distributed on April 14, 21 and 28, commented McLendon.
The eleven distribution sites of the meals, available for all school students ages zero to 18, remain the same. Meals may be picked up via a drive through service at Seminole County Elementary from 11 a.m.- until 12:30 p.m. and the meals may be picked up at the following locations from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.: First Baptist Church, located at 409 Woolfork Avenue; Iron City Baptist Church, located at 186 Williams St., NE in Iron City; Live Oak AME Church, located at 402 Baldwin St.; Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, located at 221 N. Dowling Ave.; New Vision Christian Center, located at 708 S. Wiley Ave.; Oakview Church of God, located at 3595 Oakview Church Post Rd, Rocky Ridge Baptist Church, located at 1288 GA Highway 39; Saint John’s AME Church, located at 5906 Saint Matthew/Saint John Church Road; Spring Creek Baptist, located at 2635 Highway 253; and at Trinity United Methodist, located at 5996 Hebrew Highway.