OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - Schools around the Tri-State canceled school this week because of brutal weather, potentially leaving some kids without their main source of food.
School leaders say they had multiple meal pick-up locations Friday.
“I personally feel that it’s a blessing to do this for the community,” said Carvella Whorley, Innovation Academy manager. “My passion is to feed the kids.”
Parents came throughout the morning, expressing gratitude for more time to get meals after a tough week.
“It’s an amazing help,” said parent Mark Miller. “I’ve been doing it on my own for about the last six months and that gets a little rough on the budget trying to make breakfast and lunch.”
Whorley says they’ll be offering this service until further notice, or until schools are back in person five days a week.
“I know there’s a lot of kids out there that depend on the school meals, and we are so grateful to get to do this,” explained Whorley.
“This is a service that is outstanding and very much appreciated,” said Miller.
There’s no limit to the number of meals. It’s a good opportunity to grab one for a neighbor or someone who has a hard time getting out.
“At the end of the day that’s what it’s all about, getting food to the kids,” Whorley said.
You can see pick-up locations below.