This week, Tuscaloosa City and County Schools started their child nutrition program, feeding students while school is out due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dozens of teachers were volunteering to prep and hand out meals today. Skyland Elementary School saw an exceptional amount of volunteer and student traffic, according to Principal Vetis Giles.

She said more people around the community have been coming out as more are depending on these meals as some parents are out of work. She said they will be there until this is over.

“We don’t know how long, but we are ready for however long it takes,” Giles said. “We’ll be here. I think we are all just humbled and we feel like it’s a very rewarding experience because we know we’re providing a very needed service to our families.”

Giles said the first day 180 people came out, and that number has increased each day since.

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