School and Community Pulls Together to Ease Food Insecurities

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On Sunday, March 15, Governor Asa Hutchinson called for the closure of in-classroom instruction among schools across the state through March 31.

The closure was celebrated by many who felt that it was the “right call to make” following the cancellation of sports activities.

However, the closure came as a hardship to others. Medical workers who needed to find someone last minute to attend their children, or others who simply weren’t prepared for the abrupt decision.

In an effort to ease that burden, churches, volunteers and even area restaurants have stepped up to assist. The Dari in Greenwood is one of those restaurants, offering two piece kids chicken tenders with fries and a drink for free for any kid age 12 and under.

Geno’s Pizza is also offering kids 12 and under a free slice of pizza and medium drink at no charge.

The Greenwood School District is offering grab-and-go lunches on Tuesday, March 17-Friday, March 20 from 11 a.m.-noon. These meals are for Greenwood students age 18 and under, and the student must be present to pick up the meal. School personnel will deliver the meals to the vehicle at Greenwood Jr. High School.

Most parents are already aware of procedures for alternative methods of instruction. If you have questions, we are providing a link to the Greenwood School District’s Facebook page.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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