Kathryn Huffman, Shelley Gough and Stephanie Turnbow distribute food to students during school closure. Courtesy photo

Tipton County Schools will extend its feeding program, superintendent Dr. John Combs announced.

First announced earlier this week, the district was able to provide lunches for anyone under 18 using food it’d already received from the USDA. Districts were not previously allowed to feed children during planned closures, like the spring break closure next week.


“We were able to get clearance through the USDA and we can feed children over spring break as well,” Combs said. “They’ve waived everything.”

The system also added another site and will be distributing food in Mason in addition to Austin Peay Elementary, Brighton Elementary, Covington High School, Drummonds Elementary, Munford Elementary and the Boys & Girls Club in Covington.

The new hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day beginning Monday, March 23.

This week, school board officials, administrators, district employees and even law enforcement officers helped provide lunches. They fed 732 children on Thursday.

Want to donate to a local food drive or need to pick something up? Here’s our comprehensive list of advertised distribution.


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