JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Several companies and organizations have partnered to donate more than $20,000 for hot dinners for JPS scholars and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The dinners will be distributed from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3 at the following locations:

  • Bates Elementary
  • Cardozo Middle
  • Chastain Middle
  • Galloway Elementary

Additionally, produce packages will be distributed on Friday, April 3 at the same locations. Each person will be limited to one dinner and one box of produce per vehicle.

This program is an addition to the Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch meals being distributed Monday-Friday by the JPS Child Nutrition team.  

The following organizations made this week’s donations:

  • Delta Sigma Theta, Jackson Alumnae Chapter
  • Lanier High School National Alumni Association
  • Mt. Charity Baptist Church
  • Operation Shoestring
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Mu Sigma Chapter
  • Rotary Clubs of Jackson
  • Word of Life Church

Additional funds have been received from a GoFundMe account that was established by Attorney Carlyn Hicks, founder of the Jackson Foodies group and a JPS Alumnus.