Madison City Schools hosting food pantry this summer

Madison City Schools hosting food pantry this summer

MADISON, AL (WAFF) - School is wrapping up, but the challenge of ensuring local students get healthy meals isn't going anywhere.

Madison City Schools will be hosting a food pantry at West Madison Elementary School on Wednesdays this summer.

The district says 20 percent of its students get free or reduced meals, but it does not qualify for federal funding to help keep the food coming during the summer.

It will rely on your support to feed the students in need.

“It might seem like there’s not a need here, and there is. We see that in the schools, we see that in our community, and we want to be able to meet that need,” said Stephanie Allen, a counselor at West Madison Elementary School.

If you’d like to help, you can reach out to the Asbury Food Pantry operated by Asbury Church in Madison.

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