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Weakley County Schools Nutrition Staff Serves More than 200,000 Meals During Closure

As of Friday, May 15, the Weakley County Schools Nutrition Department has prepared, packed and distributed more than 200,000 meals since March 17.
Six school kitchens prepare the food, which is distributed outside via a drive through process: Dresden Elementary, Martin Elementary, Sharon School, Greenfield School, Gleason School and Westview. Remote locations (serving fewer individuals but necessary to ensure ease of access) are Martin Housing’s Tom and Ann Stuart Community Center, Pillowville Country Store, Sidonia Fire Department, Palmersville Fire Department, Mitchell Transport in Latham, Ruthville Baptist Church and Jolley Springs Baptist Church in Como.
School administrators, teachers and SROs are at each of the six schools, teachers and volunteers are at the remote locations.
Weakley County Schools Director Randy Frazier launched the meal program when schools closed March 17 due to the COVID-19 crisis. He continues to praise the work of the cafeteria workers, teachers and the volunteers enlisted by the school principals.
“The work that so many are putting in to ensure that our children do not go hungry and have at least a glimpse of familiar faces as they drive through and see their teachers and others handing out the meals is greatly appreciated by not only myself but the community. I’ve heard from folks from throughout the county expressing their appreciation,” he said.
Meals will continue throughout the summer.

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