According to an email from Bibb County Board of Education on March 24 (see below), children will be able to receive free meals this week, on Wednesday and Friday. The email indicates this will happen at Bibb County High School in Centreville, but Superintendent Duane McGee said there would also be meals handed out at West Blocton Elementary School (WBES) and Woodstock Elementary School (WES) on the same days and times – Wednesday and Friday between 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
These meals are being provided and distributed by West Alabama Food Bank in an effort to help the high percentage of children in Bibb County who are on free or reduced lunches, and may not always get to eat every meal at home. This may be especially so during the COVID-19 shutdown as it is possible some parents may be out of work, making it even more difficult to buy groceries than usual.
“Meal Bags provided by West Alabama Food Bank will be handed out this Wednesday & Friday at Bibb County High School Lunchroom for children 18 years of age and under. Curbside at Bibb County High School lunchroom 11:15-1:15 while supplies last. No adult meals provided. Children should be with parent to receive meal bag. No one will be allowed to get out of their car. Bags will be handed to you through car window only.” — Bibb County Schools