Return of Daily Grab N Go Meal Pickups!

Summer Begins

Thornwell is excited to announce the return of daily Grab-N-Go meal pickups beginning June 7th. This program is open to all Laurens County children under the age of 18 who are not enrolled in summer school or a child care facility serving meals.  

The program, in partnership with the USDA, was initially developed as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, children were attending classes virtually, and did not have access to their cafeterias. The Grab-N-Go meal program was designed to ease parental burden by providing free healthy meals to children and ensure children in the community would not go hungry. Since March of 2020, Thornwell has served nearly 100,000 meals, and is committed to continuing these efforts daily during Summer 2021. 

“Summer should be a time that children look forward to. Not one they fear because they do not know where the next meal might come from. We are so grateful to offer a program that takes that worry out of the minds of children and families,” said Director of Child Nutrition Food Service, Alice James. “The meals are nutritionally sound and bring with them peace of mind. We can’t ask for more than that.” 

Daily Grab-N-Go Meal Pickup Details

Daily Grab-N-Go meal pickups will run from June 7 through July 30. Parents and guardians will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch for all qualifying children in their household Monday through Friday. The pickup time ranges from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Pick up location is in front of the Thornwell Dining Hall located at 302 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325. For more information, please email Alice James at alice.james@thornwell.org.

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About Thornwell

Founded in 1875, Thornwell is a diverse non-profit ministry across South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida that serves to prevent child abuse and neglect, to build up and reunite families, and to support healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ. Thornwell believes family changes everything in a child’s life. Thornwell addresses the welfare of children not as a singular event, but rather as a comprehensive, ongoing cycle of services and support designed to help children and families, no matter what stage of life they’re in. Learn more about Thornwell and the services they provide for children and families in need at http://www.thornwell.org.  

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