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City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Announces Almost 12,000 Free Meals Distributed to Youth

By September 1, 2020No Comments

City of Columbia Parks and Recreation would like to thank our community for their support of these past couple weeks, the meal distribution was a huge success with a total of almost 12,000 meals distributed.

Meals were distributed Monday, August 10th through Friday August 28th 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. The City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department partnered with a local faith-based organization who is authorized through the USDA (US Department of Agriculture), providing well-balanced nutritious meals to youth 18 years of age and under. Families came and picked up a lunch meal for that day and also a breakfast meal they could eat the next morning. The (10) distribution sites covered all City Council districts.

We would also like to thank, First Choice by Select Health for donating 500 back packs and school supplies to Parks and Recreation on Friday, August 28th to distribute during our meal distribution program. The book bags and supplies were provided at the same locations as the meals.

 

MEAL DISTRIBUTION TOTALS

Booker Washington Heights Culture Arts Center- 1486

Colony/Northpoint (All Stars Baseball Field)- 1000

Greenview Park- 1466

MLK Park- 1342

Hampton Park- 750

Heathwood Park- 210

Hyatt Park-1480

Lorick Park- 1500

Pinehurst Park- 1176

South Edisto Park- 652

Woodland Park- 728