Central High School feeds Bibb County Students
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – While Irma is still affecting many people in middle Georgia, local schools are stepping in to keep bellies and hearts full.
Central High School teachers and staff set up shop at the Buck Melton Center on Anthony Road and opened the doors to feed all students living in the area.
“Power has been out at a lot of folks houses. With power outages also comes loss of food especially for students who were depending on school for their meals during the week,” says Adelia Wilder-Doctor who is a teacher at Central.
Students had a choice of pizza, chips, fruit cups, juices and drinks.
Doctor adds, “Bibb County schools is one team, it’s one family and we operate under the principle that when one of our schools is in need or when any of our schools are in need all of us can come together and help.”
Some teachers say they’re job doesn’t stop in the classroom. It feels good to know the well-being of each child is in good standing.
“Even when we’re not with our kids, we worry about our kids. We think about our kids. Many of us pray for our kids, especially when something like this happens and we don’t know what’s going on with them, what the conditions are like at home, if they have power or if they have eaten,” says Mary Mattmann who also teaches at Central.
Faculty and staff donated out of their own pockets to make the event possible. Frito Lay and Little Caesars also contributed.