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Volunteers working to feed Leon County during COVID-19 closures

Posted at 6:55 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 18:55:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Dozens of volunteers with the Junior League of Tallahassee are collecting food for Leon County school children as part of their Mighty Meals initiative.

The event at Godby High School had been planned for months to help feed students over spring break.

The Junior League will work with Second Harvest to feed 180 families for a week, with 84 meals in each box.

Organizers said they did make a few changes to help reduce contact between donors and their staff.

“We’ve been really blessed to work with Second Harvest because they are the experts in food distribution," said Tori Cruce, Junior League of Tallahassee president. "And they’ve worked with us to make sure that we have proper infection controls in place. Also the model that you see going on behind us with the car is pulling in and us actually loading the boxes reduces the person-to-person contact that you might see in a grocery store, for example."

The boxes will come with a recipe book and will provide three meals a day for a family of four for an entire week, and will go to families who attend title one schools.

They're still accepting donations at