Alachua County Public Schools expands free meals program
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Alachua County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Department is expanding their free meal program.
Starting March 2, 19 sites will start providing dinner and snacks to students 18 and younger. This is in addition to free breakfasts and lunches already being distributed.
Food and Nutrition Department Marketing Specialist, Caron Rowe, said over 5 million meals have been served since the start of the pandemic.
“People seem to be thrilled to be able to have this additional resource of additional options for meals. It not only helps families that are in need, but it also helps families extend their food budget,” said Rowe. “There are so many people right now that have either been laid off or just or struggling financially, so to be able to offer this option to families in our community just feels great.”
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