While schools are closed until at least April 6, a number of Over the Mountain schools’ child nutrition programs have carried on, offering meals to children who depend on their daily school lunches.
These lunches are provided by curbside pickup at little or no cost to children ages 18 and younger, who must be present when the meals are delivered.
Homewood City Schools’ Child Nutrition Program will serve meals Wednesday, March 25, including two breakfasts and three lunches at Homewood Middle School.
The Hoover City Schools system will resume passing out meals at Green Valley Elementary March 30 through April 3 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Oak Mountain High School has free meals, as well as a reduced meal program, for Shelby County school students only, serving lunches from 11 a.m. until noon March 30 through April 3.
Vestavia Hills City Schools has partnered with Leadership Vestavia Hills’ Hunger Awareness Project to provide meal pickup at Vestavia Hills Elementary West and Cahaba Heights through Friday, March 27, from 11 a.m. until noon. Girl Scouts of Vestavia will also provide snacks during meal pickup.
As some OTM schools slow down for spring break, Birmingham and Jefferson County school systems will continue to offer meals to children 18 and younger regardless of where they live or attend school.
All Birmingham City Schools except for Carver High School will offer meals for pickup through Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Jefferson County’s Brighton School, Clay-Chalkville High, Erwin Intermediate, Fultondale High, McAdory High and West Jefferson Elementary will offer meals on March 24, 26 and 30 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
– Emily Williams