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FDACS opens temporary meal distribution sites in Gadsden County

Posted at 12:36 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 12:43:45-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has opened new temporary locations in Gadsden County that are providing free meals to students.

This comes after Gadsden County Schools announced the cancellation of free breakfasts and lunches on Wednesday, after learning an employee at Stewart Street Elementary School has been hospitalized with symptoms of COVID-19.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the FDACS Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness have teamed up with Farm Share and the non-profit 4Roots to feed families in need and to help the operate sites and provide meals.

The following location will provide hot meals prepared and served by 4Roots will be served Thursday until 1:00 p.m.:

· St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church, 27 N Shadow St, Quincy, FL 32351

The following six sites operated by Farm Share will distribute low-sodium, shelf-stable meals provided by FDACS through its State Emergency Operations Center Emergency Support Function (ESF-11), Thursday until 2:00 p.m.:

· Crossroad Academy, 470 Strong Rd, Quincy, FL 32351

· Greensboro Elementary School, 559 Greensboro Hwy, Quincy, FL 32351

· Carter-Parramore Academy, 631 S STEWART ST, Quincy, FL 32351

· Havana Heights Apartments, 707 4th St SW, Havana, FL 32333

· Mt. Hosea Missionary Baptist Church, 1212 Mount Hosea Church Rd, Quincy, FL 32352

· Flint Garden Apartments, 424 Line St, Chattahoochee, FL 32324