BUFORD — Buford City Schools is ensuring its students have meals during Thanksgiving break.
The school system distributed 9,500 meals to the school community on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. The meals included made-from-scratch chili, homemade cinnamon rolls and more.
“Our nutrition department wanted to ensure our students would have breakfast and lunch during the school holiday,” said BCS Superintendent Dr. Robert Downs. “I appreciate the dedication of our district staff, who volunteered to assist the effort. There is no better way to kick off a week celebrating gratitude than the opportunity to serve our community.”
The United States Department of Agriculture provided a waiver allowing schools to provide meals while the students are home for Thanksgiving break. This program is an extension of the free meal program being offered for the remainder of the school year.
“It was such a blessing that we could take advantage of this opportunity and feed our students over Thanksgiving break,” said Megan Gower, director of nutrition for BCS.
— Staff Reports