United Way And Partners Providing Meals During Spring Break

Staff Report From Columbus CEO

Friday, March 27th, 2020

United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley in partnership with the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley and a group of community partners are working to help meet the nutritional needs of children over spring break, while Muscogee County School District is closed.

Students will receive a Buddy Pack on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of next week. Funding for the Buddy Packs is provided by the generous support of The Arby’s Foundation in partnership with The Coronavirus Response Fund. Each Buddy Pack will include 2 days’ worth of kid friendly food. We will follow the current delivery locations to increase access to students. Meals will be available, through a grab-and-go service, to all children 0-18. Students must be present to receive a Buddy Pack.

Student meals will be provided each day, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the following sites:

Baker Middle School

Carver High School

Chase Homes

Dawson Elementary School

Double Churches Middle School

Eagle Trace Apartments

Elizabeth Canty Apartments

Fox Elementary School

J.D. Davis Elementary School

Jordan High School

Kendrick High School (front of school area)

Key Elementary School

Midland Academy

Spencer High School

Warren Williams Apartments

Whisperwood Apartments

Wilson Apartments

We are currently working to share this information with children and familiesthrough the school district. Parents will receive information through regular used school communication platforms, and we will promote through social media. Please help us get the word out to school children that want Buddy Packs!

During this difficult time, our utmost priority remains the safety and well-being of the students and volunteers. We ask that all individuals maintain a social distance while waiting in line for their meals. Meals will not be consumed on site.

Partners involved in this effort include Boys & Girls Clubs, Cascade Hills, Girls Inc., Evangel Temple, Feeding the Valley, First Baptist Church, Open Door, The Salvation Army, Take the City, and YMCA.