Shelby County Schools holds bulk meal distribution

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hundreds of families in Memphis got some much-needed help Friday after being snowed in their homes for a week.

Shelby County Schools hosted its bulk meal distributions a day later than usual because of dangerous road conditions.

More than a dozen schools across Shelby County gave out food from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One woman said it’s needed after she’s had to miss work for a week.

“It’s ridiculous out here,” said Alison Reber. “At Kroger, the shelves are empty, so I’m grateful for East High being open. It’s been really hard. I’ve been out of work three days now. I’m finally going back to work now. Thank God.”

SCS could not do the usual drive-through due to the icy roads, so families had to park and walk inside the school to get meals.

“I know in our community we have people whose pipes have burst, and they’re without water, so something like this is just beneficial to our city,” said Shun Abram.

SCS says they gave away all of their food in the first 3 hours of serving at the East High School location.