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
Lorick Park- 1500
Pinehurst Park- 1176
South Edisto Park- 652
Woodland Park- 728