DCSS to partner with USDA, Baylor University for free student meals

Published 11:25 am Monday, June 1, 2020

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Demopolis City School System still wants to provide food and nutrition to its students even during this time while school is closed. Officials have announced a new program that will deliver meals to students’ doorstep for free. This program is called Meals-to-You, and it is a partnership between the school district, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Baylor University. Students enrolled in the Demopolis City School System are eligible to participate in the program.

When signing up to get a Meals-to-You, every other week recipients will get a Meals-to-You box delivered to the home for each child 1-18 in your household. Each box will include 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches/suppers — enough food for each child for two weeks.

All foods are shelf stable, which means families will not have to worry about them expiring anytime soon. With Meals-to-You, kid-friendly meals are delivered—for FREE—directly to the home, so families will not have to worry about:

  • Extra trips to the grocery store
  • Extra money spent on food
  • Extra time planning meals your kids will like

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If not at home when the box is delivered, no worries. The boxes are packed for security, and because the food is shelf stable, they will not need to be refrigerated immediately. If unable to pick up a box on a given day, ask a neighbor or family get it. Receiving this benefit will not affect any other existing benefits.

SIGNING UP: To sign up for the program, fill out an online sign-up form and submit it as soon as possible. Access the online form by clicking this link: https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-application/. Boxes will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, so early sign-up is encouraged. For questions or more information, contact Aretha Littles at 334-289-1721.