Southwest assists with community food prep

By Robert Jackson
March 25, 2020

FeedWells volunteers prepare packaged meals for Shelby County Schools at the Macon Cove Campus cafeteria.

FeedWells volunteers prepare packaged meals for Shelby County Schools at the Macon Cove Campus cafeteria.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is partnering with Shelby County Schools (SCS) and FeedWells to provide packed meals to SCS students during the Coronavirus pandemic. Food insecurity has become a heightened concern, especially for many students who will no longer have access to meals during the district’s closure of schools. FeedWells is a team of culinary skilled, nutritional, fitness and health experts who provide children with meals to promote better performance in the classroom and improve their overall well-being.

Southwest has opened its cafeteria, A Taste of Southwest, on the Macon Cove Campus, for prepping and packaging the meals. Due to the college’s closure of buildings, the meals are not being distributed on the campus but will be sent to other locations to provide food to the students. Those locations include YMCA’s, public libraries and several churches. To find the distribution sites, click HERE or visit https://www.scsk12.org/coronavirusfacts/studentmeals.

Southwest is working diligently during this public health crisis to be of service to the Saluqi family and the greater community.

Photo: FeedWells volunteers prepare packaged meals for Shelby County Schools at the Macon Cove Campus cafeteria.

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