Houston County School District offering new meal service that includes whole pizzas, local fruit

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Houston County School District says it is offering a new meal service free of charge to the community.

A news release sent Wednesday says the district will offer whole pizzas, fresh vegetables, local fruit and half-gallons of milk based on the number of children in a household.

The items will be given away curbside at four middle schools on May 7, 14 and 21.

“We’re happy to offer this opportunity for kids to have a quick and easy pizza night at home,” said School Nutrition Director Meredith Potter. “In partnership with local farmers, the meal includes fresh fruit grown right here in middle Georgia. This is a win-win for our community.”

The meals will be available for pickup at Bonaire Middle, Feagin Mill Middle, Northside Middle and Thomson Middle from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on the dates listed above.

Meals are available for any child 18 or younger, and children do not need to be enrolled in the Houston County School District to participate.

The meals are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fruit will be based on availability and pizzas will be frozen with baking directions.

“Our schools have pizza inventory in our freezers that we planned to serve this spring,” Potter said. “We brainstormed on the best way to use this food and came up with this idea to benefit our community. Working with local farmers who have extra produce these days is a bonus that benefits everyone.”

Pickup site locations:

  • Bonaire Middle, 125 Highway 96 East, Bonaire, GA 31005
  • Feagin Mill Middle, 1200 Feagin Mill Road, Warner Robins, GA 31088
  • Northside Middle, 500 Johnson Road, Warner Robins, GA 31093
  • Thomson Middle, 301 Thomson Street, Centerville, GA 31028.

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(478) 745-4141 ext. 310 Tucker Sargent joined the 41NBC news team in April 2012. He hails from "The Great State of Alabama," as he calls it, but you won't catch him saying "Roll Tide!" Tucker grew up near Auburn, before moving to north Alabama. He graduated from Danville High School in 2007 and loves to return to the Tennessee Valley any chance he gets. He moved back south to Troy, Alabama after high school, where he graduated from Troy University in 2011 with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism. He interned in Huntsville at WAAY-TV before joining 41NBC. His passion is sports, and his favorite teams are the Auburn Tigers and Troy Trojans. On the weekends you can catch Tucker watching college football on Saturdays and NASCAR on Sundays! He's proud to call middle Georgia home for now and could always use a story idea from you, so don't hesitate to get in touch with him!