Weakley County has more food assistance coming soon.
The Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty is working with select school districts and state agencies across the U.S. to ensure students have the meals they need when school is out, the organization says in a press release.
According to the release, the enrollment window is May 4 through May 15. After that, no households can be added.
Officials say this is in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Baylor University and the USDA have partnered to provide meals to children who are classified as economically disadvantaged. In order to qualify, the child must qualify for Free or Reduced Meals during the 2019-2020 school year.
Interested individuals can apply online. Those without internet access can call 731-364-3347 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Meals will be mailed to children in the household 18 years and younger every two weeks. The program will continue through June 30.
Acceptance into the Baylor program does not affect participation in the ongoing Weakley County meals distribution which occurs on Tuesday and Fridays and provides seven days of breakfasts and lunches.