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Schools, groups providing lunches to students amid school closures

Updated - With schools closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, many children are in need of lunches.

Posted: Mar 17, 2020 12:07 PM
Updated: Mar 24, 2020 12:02 AM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - With schools out this week to stop the potential spread of coronavirus, many students are left without lunches. 

View locations and times below.

Lunches are available for students at Chandlers Temple CME Church in Verona. | Photo Date: March 17, 2020

The Tupelo/Lee County Hunger Coalition shared this information Monday night.

From the Tupelo/Lee County Hunger Coalition

Lunch sites and times for March 18-20.

Students (18 and under) will be able to receive a free lunch.

  • 11:00 - Chandlers Temple CME Church
  • 11:30 - Hilldale Apartments
  • 12:00 - Boys & Girls Club, North Green Street
  • 12:00 - Kirkwood Apartments
  • 12:00 - Nathaniel's Place (near Barley Court)
  • 12:00 - Saltillo Community Center
  • 12:00 - South Park Manor
  • 12:00 - Tupelo Housing Authority on Lawhon
  • 12:00 - Tupelo Trace Apartments
  • 12:30 - Boys & Girls Club, Haven Acres
  • 1:00 - The Glen at Kirkwood

Lunches will be available at The Sycamore Church on Wednesday, March 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (available to students who receive free/reduced lunches)

Monitor the Coalition's Facebook page for future updates.

Okolona Municipal Separate School District

The Okolona Municipal Separate School District will issue a sack breakfast/lunch to all students K-12 daily this week at the east end parking lot at Okolona High School from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Church of Christ in Sherman

South Tippah School District

  • Grab ‘N Go Lunch
  • At Ripley Elementary School cafeteria
  • On Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19
  • Anyone 18 years and younger may receive a meal at no charge. Meals will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00.

Guntown Middle School

  • Food pantry 
  • Food distribution on Wednesday, March 18 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Food will be boxed and ready to deliver to the car rider line. Toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and other toiletries are available along with the food items. 

Nettleton School District

  • Free-to-go lunch to students 18 and under
  • To be served in a drive-thru fashion on Mullen Avenue between the upper elementary and high school
  • 11 a.m. unitl 1 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • The child must be in the vehicle to receive his/her food

Oxford School District

  • Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • For all children (18 years of age and under)
  • Adults can also purchase meals for $2 at the locations below.
  • Students do not need to enter a building for pick-up.
  • Families should look for an OSD school bus in the parking lot at each location.
      • Oxford Middle School (222 Bramlett Boulevard)
      • CB Webb Townhomes (900 Molly Barr Road)
      • Brittany Woods Subdivision (Hwy 6)
      • Wayne Johnson Apartments (2223 Delores Drive)
      • Western Hills Area (Near Anchorage Road)
      • Oasis Church (861 MS-6 West)
      • Springhill Area- Our Store Grocery (71 CR 105)

Union County School District

        • Weekdays starting Monday, March 23
        • 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
        • For all children (18 years of age and under)
        • Adults can also purchase meals for $2 at the locations below
        • Drive-thru locations at each campus
          • Upon arrival, remain in your vehicle and allow the grab and go lunches to be delivered to your car.
          • East Union - pick-up will be provided at the back of the school by the cafeteria
          • Ingomar - pick-up will be provided at the front entrance
          • Myrtle - pick-up will be provided near the cafeteria
          • West Union - pick up will be provided at the front entrance

    Tupelo Public School District - open this link.

    WTVA is working to gather more locations across north Mississippi.

    If you know of any, please send the information via email to news@wtva.com. Please use "Lunch Locations" as the email's subject.

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