Thornwell Community Feeding Program

 

We are closely monitoring the current Coronavirus situation (aka novel coronavirus, COVID-19) and regularly reviewing information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other public health officials.

As a result of the Governor’s executive order, all schools in South Carolina, including Thornwell’s Child Development Center and the Thornwell Charter School, will be closed for the remainder of the month.

Despite school closures, the health and well-being of children and families remain a priority for us.  We join Laurens District 55 and 56, along with other schools, to participate in the USDA National School Lunch Program to provide meals for children and families facing a hunger crisis during the global COVID-19 epidemic. While schools are closed, nutritionally balanced lunch and breakfast meals will be provided to all children aged 18 or younger regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin. This is to support our Child Development Center families, Thornwell Charter School families, and those within the community who need assistance.  Meals are prepared in our school facilities by trained Food and Nutrition Services Staff.  All existing federal and state DHEC and FDA approved procedures for meal prep, storage, service, and sanitation will be observed.

Families can pick up meals from 302 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC during weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. USDA National School Lunch Program requires children to be present during the time of meal pick up.

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