200,000 meals distributed to Vigo County school students in need

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Vigo County School Corporation says it has distributed 200,000 meals to children since schools closed and the community is helping make it possible.

Amcor in Terre Haute donated 100,000 food bags to the school corporation. The bags enable school officials to place food items safely in families’ vehicles at drive-through food distribution sites across the county.

VCSC Director of Communications Bill Riley says Amcor is just one of many in the community to step up and help during these difficult times.

“I think our community recognizes that our children are something to be concerned about. Our children rely on our schools for food and so we’re really happy that our community has partnered with us in a couple of different ways to feed our children because they normally do rely on us for that,” says Riley.

He says the school corporation continues accepting donations for the backpack program. The district uses the program to give families an extra food item to sustain them through the weekend.

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