By: WCTV Eyewitness News
March 21, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Leon County Schools announced via Twitter Saturday morning 14 new food pick up locations for students aged 18 and under. Those locations can be found below, and will be open March 23-27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Staring on Monday, we will provide supplemental food to our students 18 and under at 14 schools from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Thank you to all of our staff and more than 140 volunteers working under the CDC guidelines to ensure students in need receive nutritious meals during this time pic.twitter.com/IjKDvxNbXy— Leon County Schools (@LeonSchools) March 21, 2020
By: Monica Casey | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 20, 2020
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Leon County Schools have stated that the district will distribute food at 14 school locations beginning Monday, March 23rd, but one local group is raising concerns about that plan.
Loved by Jesus Family Church has provided meals to students living in the Orange Avenue Complex during spring break; Pastor Lee Johnson and his wife Dorothy are focused on helping Title I students who are food insecure.
However, they're concerned about how students will have access to the food provided at Leon County schools.
"The children don't get to the schools themselves except by school bus transportation, so how would they be able to get to the schools to get food while they are out of school?" said Dorothy Inman-Johnson.
They suggest the school district put the food at community centers that are accessible to students who are walking.