Locals churches providing food to students amidst closures

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A lot of kids in the Mid-South rely on schools to be fed lunches and with school out of session and a lot of questions still up in the air as far as the pandemic and back to school goes, there’s no shortage of need.

A local church saw that, and they’re delivering.

Monday, Golden Gate Cathedral and Good Samaritan Outreach had a single goal: to make sure no kids in the area went without breakfast or lunch.

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And they’re not stopping anytime soon. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday, parents can drive up and collect fresh meals for their kids.

Bishop Ed Stephens, the senior pastor of Golden Gate Cathedral, said they’re taking pride in expanding their summer feeding program.

“We’re just trying to make sure they get a good, solid meal,” he said. “At least one or two good meals during the course of a day every day, so we’re out here to make a difference in those children’s lives. And that also alleviates, from an economic perspective, that’s one less meal a parent has to provide for.”

Also there Monday was the Memphis Fire Department, passing out activity books for the kids.

This is a free program for all kids.