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Food Trailer, Donations Tide District Over Extended School Closure

Children and families in Monterey (Tenn.) can get hot meals from mobile eatery during weather-related shutdown of schools.

Monterey (Tenn.) Schools has angaged a food trailer to serve meals to students and families after the city's schools were for to shut down for two weeks due to weather, reports the Herald-Citizen. The trailer, donated by a local business and stocked with food purchased with donations, is manned by district nutrition services staff while the schools remained shuttered and operates seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. (breakfast), 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (lunch) and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (dinner) to serve students and their families who may have no other way to get a good meal. Monterey had been hit with snow and then a severe ice storm, leading to the extended school closure and worries that students depending on school meals would be left hungry.

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