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Agencies partner to feed Leon County children during COVID-19 school closures

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 15:54:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Schools is partnering with Second Harvest of the Big Bend food bank and the United Way of the Big Bend to help provide nutritious food for as many as 10,000 food insecure Leon County school children during the COVID-19 pandemic school closures.

“LCS leadership is working now to develop a plan to help distribute nutritious food boxes to our students in need,” said Rocky Hanna, Leon County Schools Superintendent. “Second Harvest food bank will provide the food. More information will be released to the community as final details are confirmed with all partners."

Individuals and groups interested in learning more about how they can help, including volunteering to pack food boxes, may visit the Second Harvest website at www.fightinghunger.org.

Leon County Schools will be closed March 23 to March 27.