Pierce County Schools began preparations to close all schools due to COVID-19 on March 16, 2020. The Pierce County Nutrition Program, as with other nutrition programs across the nation, began making plans to serve our students under USDA Emergency Meal Waivers. We had a plan in place and began preparing grab and go meals for our students and families in less than 48 hours. The school district has served over 36,000 meals to Pierce County students and families since March 18. McDonald’s food certificates were provided to Pierce County students and families along with their meals because of the generosity of an anonymous donor, McDonald’s in Blackshear, and the Pierce County Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc.
Pictured below (L to R):
Linda Zechmann - Pierce County School's Board Chair
Becky Swain - Pierce County School's Nutrition Director
Glenda Lewis - McDonald's in Blackshear General Manager
Brian Fey - McDonald's in Blackshear Owner and Operator
Alta Bruce - Pierce County Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc. Board Chair
Dr. Kevin Smith - Pierce County School's Superintendent