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Copperas Cove ISD feeding students, elderly in need during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 7:09 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 20:09:07-04

COPPERAS COVE, TX — Copperas Cove ISD is working to ensure people in need or fed, and that doesn't just include students.

The district has partnered with the City to help provide meals for their Cove Care Program.

The program was created to help feed senior citizens that might need help getting meals during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Right now our numbers have clibed to over 400 a day, meals that we've served. We started at 100, and in a week's time, we've been able to serve over 400 a day," said Melissa Bryan, Nutrition Director for CCISD.

All meals are prepared by kitchen staff at Copperas Cove High School, then loaded onto buses and delivered directly to the homes of those who need them.

Bus drivers delivering the hot meals say it's amazing to see the community come together in a time of need.

"Honestly I didn't think it would happen like that, but to see the community come together like they're doing to help each other out and just to look out for each other, it's great. It's great. It's really great," said Andrew Burton.

The City says it will continue providing meals to seniors through the Cove Cares Program as long as the funds keep coming in.

Anyone needing meals through the program can contact the Copperas Cove Senior Center.