Hannibal Courier-Post

DCS continues feeding with USDA Summer Meals Program


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Posted: May. 18, 2020 1:00 pm Updated: May. 18, 2020 2:11 pm

HANNIBAL | Beginning Wednesday, May 27, Douglass Community Services will continue feeding local youth with the official opening of the USDA Summer Meals program.

“Since the middle of March, Douglass has been providing a snack and supper to children and youth in the Hannibal area,” Executive Director Stephanie Cooper said. “We are proud to continue our support of families with the USDA Summer meals program. Each young person will receive a lunch meal and a snack.”

The USDA Summer Meals Program will have some changes this year because of COVID-19. In the past, meals were served in a congregate setting. This year, meals will be distributed on a “grab and go” system.

“To honor the health of our community and to meet social distancing guidelines, all meals will be distributed to be consumed at home,” Community Outreach Initiatives Coordinator Stacey Nicholas said.

Meals will be served Monday through Friday, except for Independence Day.

These are the distribution sites in Hannibal: 

• Food Pantry at Douglass Community Services: 10:30 a.m.-noon 

• Cross streets of Atoka and Cheyanne: 10:45-11:15 a.m.

• Parking lot at Bomar Building: 11:30 a.m.-noon 

• Spooner Creek Park: 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

• Dorsey Park: 1-1:30 p.m.

“Douglass continues its commitment to working with community volunteers by providing the meals program in Palmyra and Shelby County,” Cooper said.

Palmyra and Shelby county sites also will follow the “grab and go” method.

Douglass Community Services is a private nonprofit, that helps build strong kids, strong families and strong communities.