Organization providing meals to CMCSS students in need of donations

Posted at 1:12 PM, Apr 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-20 14:12:18-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An organization in Clarksville is asking for more donations to meet the needs of children who are not in school due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

The FUEL Program provides take-home meals to Clarksville-Montgomery County School System students who may not have access to food at home.

The organization has continued to provide meals to students who have been out of the classroom since March 12.

This week, FUEL plans to prepare and distribute more than 5,000 meal bags with the help of community volunteers.

As the district has closed their classrooms for the remainder of the school year, FUEL is now in need of help replenishing its pantry to fill the needs of CMCSS students in the coming weeks.

There are three ways to FUEL.

Monetary donations can be made through PayPal or with a credit card online on the organization's website. FUEL has created an Amazon Wish List that can be found by clicking here. The organization is also accepting in-person donations from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Hilldale United Methodist Church.

The program is asking for foods that do not require a can opener, refrigeration or cooking. They must be individually wrapped and ready to eat.

The most needed items include individual boxes of cereal, crackers with cheese, juice boxes and pouches, meat sticks and individual servings of macaroni and cheese.

FUEL also suggested donations of fruit cups, Pop-Tarts, fruit roll-ups, fruit twisters, breakfast bars, granola bars, individually packaged servings of applesauce, raisins and pudding snacks.