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Marion School System teams up with USDA/Baylor for Meals-to-You

From the April 29, 2020 issue
of The Journal

From the Marion County School System
   The recent school closure due to COVID-19 has revealed not only the long hours and dedication of school employees, but also the many wraparound services provided by school districts. With school buildings closed, a number of concerns were raised regarding the care of our children, especially nutrition.
   It was a struggle for school districts to balance keeping employees and students safe while providing meals. Thankfully, the Marion County School Nutrition Department worked tirelessly trying to strike that balance. With their great efforts, the direction of Superintendent Tidwell, and support of the entire Marion County Board of Education, Marion County students can now take advantage of a wonderful opportunity.
   The Marion County School District has teamed up with the United States Department of Agriculture and Baylor University to bring meals to you.  Meals-to-You is a program that provides shelf-stable, easily prepared, kid-friendly meals to students in rural school districts during unexpected school closures.
   When a parent of a Marion County student signs up, every other week he or she will get a box delivered to the home for each child in the household who is between 1 to 18 years of age. Each box will include 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches per child.
   To enroll, simply complete the online sign-up form and submit it as soon as possible. Enrollment ends May 6, so act quickly. Access the online form at mealstoyou.org and click on "Emergency" then select "Individuals or Family" and follow the instructions. (Or use this direct link https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-application/.) Boxes will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so sign up online today.
   If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Sonya Faulk at (229) 649-2234 on Tuesday or Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or anytime via email at sfaulk@marion.k12.ga.us.