Sites throughout Walker County will begin offering meals to families in need on Thursday.
The Walker County Community Feeding Program, launched to help children, seniors and others who will have limited access to food during the COVID-19 outbreak, will operate Monday through Friday until April 3, three days before local schools are expected to reopen.
Meals were served at several sites in Jasper on Tuesday.
Beginning Thursday, a hot meal will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to families with children and special needs and from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. to seniors and others in need of food.
All locations will be drive-through only. Volunteers will place the food in the trunk of all vehicles. Meals cannot be eaten on-site.
A bag of groceries will be available on a case-by-case basis.
The following is a list of distribution locations:
• Carbon Hill Community Center, located at 229 SW 2nd Street (for residents of Carbon Hill, Eldridge and Kansas).
• Cordova City Hall, located at 154 Main Street.
• Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, located at 6450 Curry Highway.
• Nauvoo Town Hall, located at 176 McDaniel Road.
• Sumiton Church of God, located at 50 Hosanna Drive (for residents of Dora, Sumiton and Sipsey).
• Oakman Senior Center, located at 8250 Oakman Parrish Road.
• Parrish Community Center, located at 35 Tornado Alley.
• Jasper Civic Center, located at 204 19th Street East .
• Jasper Housing Authority, located at 1005 Highway 69.
• Raising Arrows, located at 589 Highway 78 in Jasper.
Volunteers will be needed at each site. A sign-up list will be available soon at www.wacf.org.