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Meal Service for HCS Students Ready for Pick-up, Delivery

Submission Date: March 17, 2020

Release Date:  For Immediate Release

Contact: J.D. Hardin, 770-957-6601 ext. 161,

(Release # 0035-3-2020)

Meal Service for HCS Students Ready for Pick-Up, Delivery  

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Meal Service for HCS Students Ready for Pick-up, Delivery

Community partners stand ready to help provide meals to students in need

HENRY COUNTY, GA – Henry County Schools is preparing to help keep the nourishment going for families during the extended school closure thanks to the support of the school nutrition department and local community partners.

Starting Wednesday, March 18, Henry County families can drive through one of four locations in the county – Locust Grove Elementary, Hampton Middle, McDonough Middle, and Stockbridge Middle – to collect a lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day.  One lunch/breakfast combo will be distributed for each child present in the vehicle from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Foodservice will continue on weekdays during the closure.

Recognizing that some families and students are not able to make it to the service locations during the times of distribution, community partners are stepping up to meet this extensive need.  Non-profit, faith-based, and volunteer organizations have reached out to share their willingness to help deliver to those unable to come to the schools.

“We want to thank the many community members who have offered to volunteer and donate food and resources to support our students,” said Dr. April Madden, Chief Officer of Family & Student Support Services for Henry County Schools.  “We appreciate their kindness and generosity.”

One of the long-time school partners that will be helping the district with food supplies and distribution is Operation Lunchbox. To help this local non-profit with their efforts, you can contact Dave Newman, CEO, at or visit their website at

A list of all organizations providing food assistance and delivery service can be found on the district’s website under the school and community resources link. There you will also find links to support for at-home Wi-Fi and other services our outstanding community partners are providing.

“We are grateful to the generous community members willing to help meet the varying needs of our students and families,” said Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis.  “Times like these further prove that our community’s resolve is unwavering when it comes to helping our fellow neighbors.”

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