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Several Lexington County schools opening cafeterias to feed children nutritious meals as storms canc

Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – Although Lexington County schools will remain closed throughout the rest of this week because of Hurricane Florence, some schools will be opening their cafeterias to students on a limited basis to ensure that healthy meals are available for the children. So far, both Lexington County School District One and Lexington District Two have announced that they will open some schools to provide these FREE and nutritious meals to anyone under the age of 18 years old.

Lexington School District One announced Wednesday that today, Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday, Sept. 14, they will offer free lunch to children 18 years old and younger at Forts Pond Elementary , Gilbert Middle, and White Knoll High schools from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All of the meals meet federal nutrition standards just as regular school meals do. The meals must be eaten on site and are being provided on a first come, first served basis. Adults who bring children for a meal may buy a similar meal at a rate that is generally less than $4.00 per plate provided that all children have had access to a meal.

The program is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and is a part of the effort to make sure that all children who need a good meal have it.

The Lexington One Schools that will open are:

• Forts Pond Elementary is located at 7350 Fish Hatchery Road, Pelion, SC 29123.

• Gilbert Middle is located at 120 Rikard Circle, Gilbert, SC 29054.

• White Knoll High School is located at 5643 Platt Springs Road, Lexington, SC 29073.

Likewise, Lexington Two will serve free lunch this week to students in need of this service. This is also part of the federally funded program.

Lunch from Sodexo, the district’s food service provider, will be available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Thursday, September 13, and Friday, September 14, for youth ages 18 and younger.

Their central feeding location is:

• 2305 Frink Street, Cayce, the temporary home of Fulmer Middle (formerly Davis).

Please, if you know children that may not be getting good meals while they are out of school during the storms, help spread the word about these services so that they can receive these meals.

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