Local organizations and agencies prepare for teacher walkout

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - "It could be no kids, one kid or a thousand kids," Pastor Sharen Hale said. "We just want to make sure that no kid goes hungry."

Healdton's First Christian Church Pastor Sharen Hale says they'll be serving breakfast and lunch to students Monday through Thursday next week if schools close.

"I support the kids - I want them to have a great education with great teachers, what ever that takes," Hale said, "We want to make sure they get fed physically and in the education department as well," Hale said.

And while schools like Dickson and Ardmore are planning on keeping their cafeterias open for students, local agencies like the Boys and Girls Club in Wilson and the HFV Wilson Community Center in Ardmore are giving kids a place to stay during the day while parents work.

"We serve Southern Oklahoma, so that's what we are here to do and we are more than glad to serve them and meet their needs," Jacob Lohse said.

HFV Wilson Community Center Executive Director Jacob Lohse says they're expecting around 300 hundred kids next week.

Lohse says with the help of local volunteers they'll be providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

"We'll also have like open play where kids go like play Xbox or play at the gym or just hang out with their friends outside at the playground," Lohse said.

If you'd like to help, Lohse says they are taking food donations like sandwich meat, bread, cereal and bottle water to help feed kids next week.



 
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