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An increasing concern across the country during increasingly uncertain times has been the ability to feed America’s children amid school closings. For many students, that daily lunch or breakfast is one of few hot meals they get in a day. In some cases, the only one.
In Savannah, the public school system has announced plans to offer daily meals to students beginning March 23rd at 12 different locations county-wide.
Now, one local restaurant has stepped up to supplement what is expected to be significant demand.
SOHO South Cafe, owned and operated by Daniel Reed Hospitality has announced plans to offer free lunches once per day to Savannah’s students.
Their announcement below:
We have partnered with Soho South Cafe to provide meals for students beginning tomorrow, Thursday, March 19 through Sunday, March 22. This support from Soho South Café has been offered to help the families of SCA students during this time of health and economic uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
This program will run initially for four days before the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools System (SCCPSS) initiates a meal service program for students which is anticipated to begin after Spring Break on Monday, March 23.
SCA students have been registered by the school to pick up one meal per student from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m at the rear pick up of Soho South Café, which is located at 12 W. Liberty Street in Savannah.
Students will need their lunch ID number. Most students know their ID. If you do not have your child’s lunch ID number please email Barry Lollis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Soho South Café is one of Daniel Reed Hospitality’s Savannah based restaurants. This local hospitality group is already undertaking a nutritional partnership with SCA and Jamie Durrence, Managing Partner of Daniel Reed Hospitality said “We are committed to this community and wanted to provide immediate assistance to SCA students by donating meals during this difficult time for families.”