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RELEASE: Alabama schools receive $422,500 From No Kid Hungry to feed kids amidst COVID-19

“These grants will help ensure students in Alabama continue to get the nutrition they need to learn,” says Eleni Towns.

Washington, DC: As part of No Kid Hungry’s continuing effort to ensure all children in Alabama remain nourished and healthy, the campaign recently announced an addition $422,500 in grants to 12 school districts to support school meal programs this semester.

“School meals are available to students across Alabama no matter if they are learning remotely or participating in a hybrid model,” says Eleni Towns, associate director for the No Kid Hungry campaign. “We at No Kid Hungry are in awe of the phenomenal work of school nutrition staff. They have been at the front lines of this pandemic, working creatively and diligently to reach all of their students by offering curb-side pickup meals, delivering meals to bus stops or community centers, collaborating with community groups to offer additional family food boxes, and more.”

Families are encouraged to reach out to their school system to inquire about how school meals could support them students. Families can also text FOOD or COMIDA to 877 877 to learn more about meal sites available near them.

Below are the recipients of this round of No Kid Hungry grants across the state of Alabama:

  • Thomasville City Schools
  • Escambia County School System
  • Florence City Board of Education
  • Geneva County Board of Education
  • Winfield City Schools
  • Clarke County Board of Education
  • Cleburne County Schools
  • Haleyville City Schools
  • Coosa County School District
  • Choctaw County Board of Education
  • Montgomery Public Schools
  • Marshall County School System