Food distribution continues at Capron Elementary

Published 6:48 am Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...


The distribution of food is still going strong at Capron Elementary School. The mission is to ensure that the students have access to food during the closure of the schools. Each child that attends Southampton County Public Schools is eligible for a bag of food given away at one of the one-day-a week food distribution sites. Currently, Capron Elementary School gives out 150 bags of nutritious meals a week. There are 10 meals per bag.

In a statement sent to the paper, faculty member Kathy Thompson said, “We are pleased to say that we have distributed approximately 15,000 meals since school closed Mach 13, 2020. The food distribution to Southampton County Public School’s families has been possible due to the combined countywide efforts of many different school employees.”

The parking lot distribution for families to drive up and get their meals at Capron Elementary has been spearheaded by the joint weekly effort of Jim Pope, Southampton County School Board member and Dr. Allison Francis, principal of Capron Elementary School.

Thompson continued, “Their leadership and dedication during this unusual time has helped make our food distribution a huge success at CES.”