Boxed Lunches Handed Out To Students

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 21:24:43-05

Local organizations joined forces to distribute boxes of food at eleven schools Monday.

Four days of snow have left many kids in Metro Schools without lunch; so 3 new schools gave out boxed lunches.

Josef Kaul with Hands On Nashville said they rallied volunteers to pack  boxes at Carter Lawrence Elementary School.

Kaul said, “We’re doing this at 11 locations throughout metro today. We’ve got about 20 volunteers here, half of them are just people who signed up online, the other half are teachers who work in the district or other staff.”

Cynthia James said she went to a grocery yesterday and it was closed. 

She said she has 8 kids and 6 grandchildren so she has her hands full feeding her family. 

James said, "They know grandma is going to feed them something! I think this is great. What yall are doing is a blessing for single parents with big families I think it's a blessing, I really do. And I appreciate it."

Second Harvest food bank provided the canned goods.

Volunteers distributed 190 boxes at the Carter Lawrence Elementary location.