Photo courtesy of CDC/Amanda Mills

A community food train has opened in Bloomington, providing access to free meals for K-12 students throughout the month of March. The service will provide food to Monroe County youth facing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic.

The service will be available from 12:30–2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17; Thursday, March 19; Tuesday, March 24; and Thursday, March 26.

Youth 18 and under can pick up meals at the following locations:

  • Arlington Valley Mobile Home Park at Classic Lanes
  • Banneker Community Center
  • Boys & Girls Club, Crestmont
  • Country View Apartments
  • East Burks Drive (Walnut Springs)
  • Kroger (Seminary Square)
  • The intersection of Marquis Drive and Lismore Drive
  • U.S. Post Office
  • Southcrest Estates
  • Winslow Plaza

The food train is made possible through a partnership between B.J.’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, Longhorn Steakhouse, Olive Garden, Pizza X, Red Lobster, Texas Roadhouse, and more.