TUSCALOOSA CITY SCHOOLS LETTING STUDENTS IN NEED TAKE HOME EXTRA FOOD

By WVUA 23 Reporter Samantha Fisher

On Tuesday, the Tuscaloosa City Schools board authorized each school in the school system to provide donated food at no cost to students who receive free and reduced cost school meals.

This means that all school cafeterias will offer a share table for unused fresh fruit and packaged snacks remaining from students’ meal trays and repackaged to give to those kids to take home with them.

“Regulations have changed for our child nutrition program where we can now take food that is not being used during our programs for breakfast and lunch and reuse it and donate it to local agencies or provide it to our students for take home,” said Tuscaloosa City Schools Superintendent Mike Daria.

The Community Soup Kitchen will pick up the remaining donated food weekly from each school site.

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