Press "Enter" to skip to content

Snack pack program continues locally during shutdown

With school shut down for the foreseeable future, many families are having to adjust to a new normal way of living. The challenge is only intensified for those families who rely on the schools for meals, and the snack pack program that provides food for students on the weekends.

Thanks to the help of sponsors from across the community, schools in Gloucester and Mathews have been able to send these snacks to students’ homes for the weekend.

Mathews schools

The snack pack program for Mathews County Public Schools is being distributed by Nelda Gibbs and her fellow school employees. On Friday she had five routes for the snack pack deliveries. According to Gibbs, this is not her program, but she will do what she can to provide meals for the children of Mathews, as long as the sponsoring churches keep supplying them.

On April 1, she and the schools will reevaluate the program, but for now snack packs will be delivered on Fridays.

Page Middle School

Page Middle School cou...

To view the rest of this article, you must log in. If you do not have an account with us, please subscribe here.