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Leon County Schools, Second Harvest give out nearly 200 meals on first day of distribution

Posted at 6:30 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 18:34:38-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — With school out and thousands of kids not able to eat free breakfast and lunch at school, volunteers and school leaders at Nims Middle School are sending out a reminder to pick up some food this week.

Leon County Public Schools and Second Harvest gave out just shy of 200 meals Monday.

There are 14 sites, all set up for curbside service.

Volunteers started handing out meals Monday and will continue through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

"We have opened up for any kid, anybody that is under 18," said Dr. Benny Bolden, the principal at Nims Middle School. "Eighteen and below can come by and pick up a meal. Second Harvest however, you have to have an adult with you, to make sure that we get that information done correctly. However, Leon County has provided a meal, breakfast or lunch, to any student 18 and below."

Nims Middle School had several bags of food left over on Monday, so make sure you get to Nims from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to pick up food.