The Mustard Seed is continuing to provide healthy lunches for hungry kids in Red Deer, even though schools are closed to prevent transmission of the new coronavirus. (Black Press file photo).

The Mustard Seed is continuing to provide healthy lunches for hungry kids in Red Deer, even though schools are closed to prevent transmission of the new coronavirus. (Black Press file photo).

Lunches continue to be provided for hungry Red Deer kids, despite school closures

The Mustard Seed says lunches can be picked up at 6002-54 Ave.

Schools are closed, but The Mustard Seed in Red Deer is continuing to feed hungry kids in the community.

The charity posted to Facebook: “all families who participate in our school lunch program in Red Deer, please come to our door today at 6002 54 Ave and we will provide you lunches for your children.”

At this time, the only donations The Mustard Seed is accepting are sealed non-perishables.

“We also have an urgent need for granola bars in order to continue providing lunches to children.”

Many people praised this service and commented on its importance.

Alicia Brown-Goulet said, “For some children, that is the only meal they would have for the day and now that the schools are closed, those poor kiddos are in a really scary situation. I was that kid and it’s something that you never forget.”

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