In metro Atlanta, schools continue serving hundreds at weekly food pantries

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Ensuring that all students are getting proper nutrition is a challenge for school districts even in the best of times. So when the pandemic sent kids home for the foreseeable future, many districts sprung into action to distribute food.

In Clayton County, schools have been holding weekly food pantries, which continue to serve hundreds of families each week. The summer meal program takes place at various locations throughout the district from 9 a.m.-noon each Friday.

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The program is open to all kids 18 years and younger for grab and go meals. The program has been sustained in part by local partnerships.

Last week, Royal Food Service donated 20-pound produce boxes to the district, which included onions, potatoes, peaches, apples and more.

The partnership included 720 boxes of food being donated to the region. Royal has been delivering the produce boxes to schools, food banks and community organizations throughout the area.

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