Buzz: Pop-Up food market set for Wednesday afternoon. Floyd County Schools receives $40,000 grant to feed kids during pandemic.

Buzz: Pop-Up food market set for Wednesday afternoon. Floyd County Schools receives $40,000 grant to feed kids during pandemic.

Floyd County Schools is partnering with others to provide another pop-up food market this Wednesday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. at the Coosa Valley Fairgrounds. Please pre-register here. Every family goes home with around 50 pounds of food: Fresh fruits and veggies, dry goods, bakery items, dairy, meats, etc. (items may vary). No income levels, no requirements. This is a market partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
No smoking is allowed. Participants will have to stay in their cars. Please register online ahead of time so that the process will move quickly. You will not get out of your vehicle. Be prepared to be in line in your car for some time. A volunteer will put food in your trunk, or in your back seat, or hand it to you through the window. In an abundance of caution, we are trying to minimize contact for everyone’s protection.
There will be one set of food per household. During this time of crisis, we ask that everyone be mindful of the needs of all and be sure to only register for one box per household.
One set of groceries per car–if people have carpooled, they will need to go through the line again. We will be observing social distancing and being aware of the state and federal mandates.

The Floyd County Schools Child Nutrition program received $40,000 in grant funding to feed kids during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

School looks different this year for millions of students across America, but whether they’re learning in a classroom or online, kids need nutritious food to reach their full potential. With many families having lost jobs or wages in recent months, more kids than ever rely on the meals they get at school.

Meals for FCS families are being served in a variety of ways including grab and go weekend meals, curbside pickup for quarantined and virtual academy students, traditional meals in the classroom and cafeteria, and more.

“This school year looks different than any we’ve seen before, but one thing remains the same: kids rely on us not just for their education, but also for nutritious meals,” said FCS child nutrition director Donna Carver. “This grant from No Kid Hungry will help ensure that we can continue to provide our students with the nutrition they need to learn, while also helping their families make ends meet during this difficult time.”

As previously announced, the FCS Child Nutrition program will not charge any fees to any students for lunches through June 30, 2021, based on extended meal service flexibilities from the USDA. Breakfast is already served to all students free of charge. There are no forms to complete or income eligibility requirements for this federally funded temporary relief program.

About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign: No child should go hungry in America. But millions don’t know where their next meal is coming from. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign by Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.

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