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Tennessee Valley Schools offering meals for students

Several school systems here in the Tennessee Valley will still be offering meals for their students.

ALABAMA, USA — All Alabama schools will be closed by end of day Wednesday, March 18, due to COVID-19 concerns and as a preventative measure to stop the spread of the virus. Some schools, including here in the Tennessee Valley, will be closing starting Monday

Despite the closures, some schools in the Tennessee Valley will still be providing meals for their students. Many schools will be announcing plans in the upcoming days, so be sure to check back for the latest information.

If you're in need of food or household goods, you can dial 2-1-1 or go to United Way's 2-1-1 website for assistance.

Huntsville City Schools will have grab-and-go meals for students starting Monday, March 16 through Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Meal pick-up will take place in the school car line. Details regarding meals for students starting Thursday, March 19 will be released soon.

Madison City Schools will offer free grab-and-go lunches daily from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. throughout the remainder of the week. Meals will be distributed via walk-up or drive-thru and students must be present. Locations will be at Rainbow Elementary, Horizon, James Clemens High Schools, Mill Creek, and West Madison. Triana area students can pick-up a grab-and-go lunch at the Town Municipal Building between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This meal distribution is for students only.

The school system is also partnering with several churches and non-profit agencies to help provide food assistance. This outreach is open to any family served by Madison City Schools. 

Pickup locations with rotate throughout the week, starting Tuesday, March 17 at Asbury Church on 980 Hughes Road from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The service will continue weekdays until April 6. 

Mondays: First Baptist Church, 4257 Sullivant Street from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Tuesdays: Asbury Church, 980 Hughes Road in Madison from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Use Gillespie Road entrance)

Wednesdays: Trinity Baptist, 1088 Hughes Road in Madison from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Thursdays: Asbury Church, 980 Hughes Road in Madison from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Use Gillespie Road entrance)

Fridays: Heritage Church, 29768 Huntsville-Browns Ferry Road in Madison from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Triana area families will be served by Inside-Out-Ministries and Crosspoint Church on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The location in Triana will be announced soon.

Contact the MCS social worker, Briana Hawkins, at bbhawkins@madisoncity.k12.al.us for special circumstances that prevent you from picking up meals. For those interested in volunteering or donating non-perishable food, email the MCS Development Office: lshaw@madisoncity.k12.al.us.

Madison County Schools will offer grab-and-go meals for students starting Monday, March 16, at six locations: New Hope Elementary, Madison Crossroads Elementary, Harvest Elementary, Hazel Green Elementary, and Riverton Elementary. Students may visit these schools to pick-up meals from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. during the closure. 

Decatur City Schools will provide food service at each school cafeteria from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Starting Wednesday, March 18, they will provide food service at seven school locations. Locations will be announced soon. 

Florence City Schools will provide grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for all Florence City Schools students and any child 18 or under. Children must be present to receive a meal. Meal distribution will being Wednesday, March 18, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the following locations: W.C. Handy School, Weeden Elementary School, Harlan Elementary School, Florence Middle School, Church of the Highlands at the Shoals Marriott Conference Center, and The Dream Center on Cloverdale Road. 

Hartselle City Schools will provide prepackaged meals for students starting Wednesday, March 18. Times and locations will be announced soon. 

Madison City Schools are finalizing plans to provide students with meals. Details will be released soon.

Morgan County Schools will provide meal opportunities to students beginning Wednesday, March 18. Details will be released soon.

DeKalb County Schools are finalizing plans to provide food for students. Details will be released soon.

Sheffield City Schools are working on a plan to provide students with meals. Details will be released soon. 

Tuscumbia City Schools are working on a plan to provide students with meals. Details will be released soon.

Colbert County Schools are working on a plan to provide students with meals. Details will be released soon.

Franklin County Schools (Alabama) are working on a plan to provide students with meals. Details will be released soon.

Lawrence County Schools plans to provide students with meals. Details will be released soon.  

Colbert County Schools have a plan to provide students with meals. Details will be released soon.

Jackson County Schools are working on a plan to provide students with meals. Details will be released soon.

Scotsboro City Schools are working on a plan to provide students with meals. Details will be released soon.

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This is a developing story; check back for updates. 

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