Blount County Schools to provide meals for all students 18 years old and younger

On Thursday morning, March 18, 2020, Blount County Schools Superintendent Rodney Green announced the launch of the system’s meal program. The meals will be available to all students throughout the county ages 18 and younger from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Locations for pick up are Appalachian School, Locust Fork High School, Susan Moore High School, and Blountsville Elementary School.

Meals will be delivered in a drive through fashion to parents and students in car rider lines. Students must be present in cars to receive meals. Students from any school can participate and can pick-up meals at any location in the county.

The Meals Program will begin this Monday, March 23, at 11:00 a.m. Please check the school system’s website ( for the Meals Program Information. This program works like the Summer Feed Program, all students 18 years old and younger can receive meals, they do not have to be receiving free or reduced priced meals to be eligible.

Volunteers from these schools and communities will be trained this Friday at the central office in small groups so all requirements can be met. They plan to feed for two weeks and then re-evaluate the needs of the students and county. If this goes on for an extended period, you can see the staff at a feeding site if you want to volunteer.

Right now, they are needing zip-loc bags of all sizes to help with the meals program. If you would like to donate, Locust Fork Baptist Church Family Life Center and Crossroads Baptist Church in Hayden are drop-off points for these bags. You can also donate zip-loc bags at the feeding sites next week.