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Leon County Schools has partnered with 4Roots and 4R Restaurant Group, of 4 Rivers Smokehouse fame, to supplement the district's current free meals food program while schools are shuttered during the coronavirus.

The Feed the Need Florida program, which is sponsored by 4R Restaurant Group, launched in Orange County in March. LCS is the second county district in the state to partner with the program.

2020欧洲杯正规平台The meals provided will include two breakfasts and two lunches on Mondays and Wednesdays, and three breakfasts and lunches on Fridays for families to take home during the weekends.

LCS provides food to students who are 18 and under. The Feed the Need program provides food not only to students but also to their families, hoping to fight food insecurity among the community.


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LCS will continue its original food distribution program through April 30 at the following sites. Food is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Apalachee Elementary School — 650 Trojan Trail
  • Astoria Park Elementary School — 2465 Atlas Road
  • Bond Elementary School — 2204 Saxon St. 
  • Chaires Elementary School — 4774 Chaires Cross Road
  • Fairview Middle School — 3415 Zillah St.
  • Ft. Braden School — 15100 Blountstown Hwy
  • Hartsfield Elementary — 1414 Chowkeebin Nene
  • Oak Ridge Elementary — 4530 Shelfer Road
  • Pineview Elementary — 2230 Lake Bradford Road
  • John G. Riley Elementary — 1400 Indiana St.
  • Ruediger Elementary — 526 W. 10th Ave.
  • Sabal Palm Elementary — 2813 Ridgeway St.
  • Sealey Elementary — 2815 Allen Road
  • Springwood Elementary — 3801 Fred George Road
  • Woodville Elementary — 9373 Woodville Hwy
  • WT Moore Elementary — 1706 Dempsey Mayo Road

LCS Superintendent Rocky Hanna said the new partnership will "truly make a difference in the health and well-being of our community."

2020欧洲杯正规平台4Roots also assisted Gadsden County Public Schools when district officials halted food distribution after a food service worker was hospitalized with symptoms of coronavirus. 

More: 'Our babies still need to eat': Gadsden meal distribution restored after coronavirus suspension

FOOD FOR FAMILIES

Meals will be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Glen Oaks Apartments - 2074 Midyette Road
  • The Oasis at 1800 - 1800 Miccosukee Commons Dr.
  • Wesson / South City Head Start - 2813 S. Meridian St.
  • Windrush Village Apartments - 410 Victory Garden Dr.

For more information about food distribution efforts at LCS, visit leonschools.net, or contact (850) 922-4220.

Casey Chapter is the deputy news editor of the FSView & Florida Flambeau.

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