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Giles County School Nutrition has announced a new program that will deliver meals to students’ doorsteps for free. The program will begin when the current drive-through pick-up and bus route delivery of meals to students ends May 22.

In an ongoing effort to provide food and nutrition to students, even during this time while schools are closed, Giles County School Nutrition has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Baylor University to offer the emergency Meals-to-You (eMTY) program that will provide weekday breakfasts and lunches to students who are receiving meals at their school, but temporarily cannot receive school meals due to the emergency school closures.  

Students will receive 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches every two weeks, mailed directly to the student’s home while schools are closed due to COVID-19 or until June 30. All foods are shelf stable and do not require refrigeration.  

Enrollment to participate in the program begins today (May 1) and will close May 11. After May 11, applicants will not be able to participate.

Children ages 1-18 can participate if there is a child living in the household that is enrolled in Giles County Schools.

To enroll, visit https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-application and choose Giles County Schools as your district. An email address is required for the registration process; if you do not have one, you can use a friend or neighbor’s email address to receive any correspondence from the eMTY program.  

Families are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible, in order to ensure they can receive meals at home after May 22.  

For any assistance or questions, call Melanie Inman at 363-4558, Ext. 2126, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.  

Giles County School Nutrition will continue serving meals to all students until May 22, every Monday and Thursday at the drive-thru locations (Elkton, Minor Hill, Pulaski and Richland elementary schools) and via daily bus routes Monday-Friday. Visit PulaskiCitizen.com for more information.

—Staff Reports

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