From First Priority Greater Birmingham President Greg Davis:
First and foremost, we are praying continuously for our country and the world during this pandemic. We are seeking our Heavenly Father and know He will see us through this global crisis. We hope you will find ways to share Christ’s love during this unprecedented time. We encourage any First Priority volunteer or supporter to get involved as needed in local school systems’ efforts regarding FREE breakfast and lunch for children in the Birmingham-Metro Area provided by public schools (see below). More opportunities for Jefferson County Schools will be forthcoming in the next 24 hours.
Bessemer City Schools
Bessemer City School System will provide free breakfast and lunch via a “drive-through” service model beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Please see the specific schedule below.
March 16, 17, 18, 30, 31
April 1, 2, & 3
Breakfast 8-9 a.m.
Lunch 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
C.F. Hard Elementary
New Horizons Alternative School
Oasis of Praise Bessemer Campus
All Bessemer City Housing Authority Sites
**Additional locations to be announced.
Type of Meal: Grab-and-Go
The meal service plan will begin with lunch on Monday, March 16, 2020, at JONESBORO and WESTHILLS, and will continue following the schedule above. The first breakfast begins Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Birmingham City Schools
Birmingham City Schools (BCS) is prepared to serve free meals to students during the extended school closure beginning Monday, March 16 through Friday, April 3, 2020. The district will offer meal services weekdays at 10:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. for students during the closure. Grab-and-go meal options will be provided at all schools Monday, March 16, 2020 through Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Grab-and-go meals will include fruit, milk and other non-perishable items.
The district will offer expanded meal services beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 through Friday, April 3, 2020 at select locations set to be announced Monday. Expanded meals will include sandwiches, fruit, cereal, milk and non-perishable items. An extended meal service plan will be provided as needed following April 5, 2020.
BCS leaders are grateful for the outreach of those offering to provide meal support for scholars. The district invites any individuals and organizations offering to provide support to email BCS_Eats@bhm.k12.al.us.
Fairfield City Schools
Beginning Monday, March 16-Friday March 27, our food service department will be serving meals at all of our school buildings from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. School-age students may visit any building to receive a lunch. The lunch will be grab-and-go style. Students will also receive a breakfast that can be utilized the following day. Students who currently receive a free or reduced lunch will continue to receive that benefit. Students who are not eligible for a free or reduced lunch will be able to purchase a lunch at the regular school lunch price. Lunch service will not be continued during the week of spring break, March 30 through April 3.
HCS’ Child Nutrition Program will be serving nutritious meals at no cost to children ages 18 & under starting March 16. Pick up will be at Homewood Middle & available daily (Mon-Fri) between 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. Children must be present.
Hoover City Schools
Student meals will be available at Green Valley Elementary School Monday-Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. These will be drive-up, grab-and-go bagged meals. Green Valley Elementary School is located at 3200 Old Columbiana Road, Hoover, AL 35226.
Leeds City Schools
Lunch will be served! This week, March 16-20, Leeds Middle School (one location for all) will provide a lunch to any child age 18 and under for no charge. We will set this up as a grab & go from 11 a.m. to noon first come first served. We ask that you enter the LMS cafeteria at the rear of the building (on the stadium side). We will make a determination at the end of the week whether there is a need/desire in the community to provide lunch for additional weeks.
St. Clair County Schools
Beginning Monday, March 16 – Friday, March 20, and Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 3, (not including Spring Break or weekends), the St. Clair County School System will be offering a drive-thru pickup at certain locations so that you can pick up food for your child and ANY child age 18 years or younger in your home. Children must be present to receive a meal. Meals will include a lunch and a breakfast for the following morning. Someone will be stationed at each feeding site in the car rider area. Menus will be posted at each feeding site so you can monitor for allergies. Please notify that site if your child has allergies to the menu items. Children do not have to be enrolled in St. Clair Schools to receive a meal. If you would click the Microsoft Forms link in this post, it will direct you to complete a form so that we can adequately plan. Even if you do not register, children can still receive a meal. If you have neighbors with school aged children, please help them get registered too. We want to make sure we have enough food for all children that want a meal. Paper sign-up sheets will be sent home on Monday and should be returned by Wednesday, March 18th. Click here to sign-up for meals.
Feeding Sites & Times:
Steele Jr. High 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ashville Elementary 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (car rider drop off site for AMS)
Odenville Elementary 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ragland High School 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Moody Elementary School 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Springville Elementary/Middle School 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (car rider drop off site behind lunchroom)
Tarrant City Schools
Tarrant City Schools are providing grab and go breakfast and lunch to children (age 18 and under) on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week (March 18-20). For those who are able to come pick meals up at Tarrant Intermediate School, we will be serving from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
For the more remote neighborhood of Springdale, volunteers from Church of the Highlands will deliver meals and serve in the parking lot of Springdale Baptist Church from 11:15 a.m. until 12 p.m. each day. For the neighborhoods of Brummitt/Tarrant Heights, volunteers will deliver and serve from 11:15 a.m. until 12 p.m. each day. And for the neighborhood of Robinwood, volunteers will deliver and serve from 11:15 a.m. until 12 p.m. each day. Children must be present to receive meals, children do not have to be Tarrant City School students, and everyone should stay in their cars to be served. Meal service will resume after Spring Break on Monday, March 30, and will serve each day of that week at the same times. Children will be provided a lunch intended for consumption on the day of receipt and a breakfast for the following day. Any questions may be directed to Kelley Javinett, CNP Director/Community Education/Parent Liaison at 205-849-3700.
Destiny Covenant will provide lunch meals for students during Spring Break (3/23-3/27). These meals will be supplied free-of-charge from a USDA Certified school meal provider. The Spring Break distribution will issue from Central Baptist/Destiny Covenant Church each day (3/23-3/27) from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This distribution will issue directly from the truck and recipients will drive up to get them. We have requested 500 meals to start. This number might increase based on how many the school system actually distributes this week.
Trussville City Schools
Trussville City Schools will be offering one drive thru pickup location at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School from March 18 – 20, 2020 and March 30 – April 3 (not including Spring Break and weekends) between the hours of 10-11 a.m. You can pick up food for ANY child in your home age 18 years or younger. Meals will include a lunch and a breakfast for the following morning. Children must be present to receive a packaged meal. Fill out this order form before the day of pickup. Enter the HTMS front small Visitor parking lot for drive thru pick up. If your child has a food allergy, the packaged meal will be labeled accordingly. https://forms.gle/n4QPY6cpgnpxPVQy8 The menu and order form for the week of March 30th will be opened Thursday, March 26. If you have questions, email Morgan Bean at email@example.com or call 205-228-3034.
To support our students through a school closure, the Child Nutrition Program will offer meals to students who need them Monday through Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. During this time, we will offer a limited selection of frozen meals that can be reheated at home and sack lunches that are ready to eat. Students who use this service will also be provided a breakfast to eat the following day. Pickup locations will be at Vestavia Hills Elementary West for students who live along the Highway 31 corridor. Students who live in the Cahaba Heights, Dolly Ridge, and Liberty Park communities can pick up at Vestavia Hills Elementary Cahaba Heights. Please note, out of an abundance of caution, we will not be allowing students or families to enter these schools during meal pickup times. If you have any questions you may email Amanda Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org.