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City of Valdosta relaunches Meals on Wheels to bring hot meals to children

Posted at 5:30 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 17:30:51-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) — The City of Valdosta is relaunching Meals on Wheels to bring students hot plates on buses.

They are giving one meal per child under the age of 18.

Valdosta City Schools started the meal program when schools closed in March but stopped it over the summer.

Jennifer Steedley a representative of the school system, says she wants to make sure no one goes hungry.

"We wanted to make a way to make sure that we still were feeding our students," said Steedley. "That will even be the case to when we do start school, for our kids that have chosen the virtual model, we are even still looking at ways to make sure that those students are getting those meals at home as well."

Parents are asked to bring their children with them for pick-up. She says parents can also apply for a $250 emergency relief card for groceries.

Meals are available between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

To find the bus routes and pick-up cafeteria locations, click here.