Meals distribution passes 10,000

HOPE – More than 10,000 free breakfast and lunch “grab and go” meals have been provided to children in the Hope Public Schools during the closure of Arkansas public schools by the state as a result of the COVID-19 illness response.

Aramark District Food Service Director Cortney Nutt said a total of 10,226 meals had been distributed to children ages 18 and under by April 2.

The meals are prepared by the district’s food services vendor, Aramark Food Services, and distributed to pickup sites by HPS school buses on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Monday meals include breakfast and lunch for two days and Wednesday meals include breakfast and lunch for three days. Children who will benefit from the meals must be present to receive meals.

The meals schedule is as follows:

Bus 1 – Fulton City Park, 11 a.m.; Hope In Action, 11:35-11:50 a.m.; Caney Creek Estates office, 11:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; Mockingbird Circle, 12:20 -12:35 p.m.; Hope Fair Park, 12:40 – 1 p.m.

Bus 2 – Patmos Fire Station, 11 a.m.; Yerger Middle School, 11:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.; Yerger Terrace, 12:10 – 12:25 p.m.; Peaks Apartments, 12:30 – 12:40 p.m.; South View Apartments, 12:45 – 1 p.m.

Bus 3 – Hope Amandex Apartments, 11 a.m.; Calvary Baptist Church, 11:25 – 11:40 a.m.; Rising Star Baptist Church, 11:55 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.; Life House Church, 12:15 – 12:35 p.m.