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Suffolk Public Schools gives away thousands of pounds of food

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Jun 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-22 20:52:45-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - School's out for summer, and that means many children who rely on school lunch may not be able to get a meal. Suffolk Public Schools is making sure no kids go hungry with a food giveaway this week.

Suffolk Public Schools Nutritional Services gave away thousands of pounds of food at King's Fork Middle School Wednesday afternoon.

Families were able to pick up meal boxes containing five breakfasts and lunches and choose their own fresh fruit. The first 200 families to arrive received a fresh whole watermelon.

This event was open for all children age 18 and younger. This was the school district's last event allowing for bulk meal distribution and parent pick-up once the federal USDA waiver ends on June 30.

Children did need to be present to receive meals.

“It means a lot to a lot of people that can’t get it, and food is so high, and vegetables are so high, too, so it’s real convenient for anyone that wants to come out and get it,” Clarke Eure said.

News 3 was at the giveaway and spoke with some families about what this means to them.

“We’re out here trying to get some food for my little family, so we can eat and it does help because we do go to a lot of local food banks, to try to get the help that we need, because we don’t want her to starve and we don’t want to starve,” Carline Green said.

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