TLC Community Center delivers free meals to children

School's out for summer, which means no more school lunches for kids in Carter County.

That's where the TLC Community Center in Elizabethton comes in.

For the 11th straight year, the center's summer food program is delivering boxed meals to kids.

There are 17 stops including Elizabethton, Hampton, and a new stop in Roan Mountain only on Fridays.

Last year, the program delivered 49,000 meals total over the summer. That amounted to about 320 children per day.

TLC founder Angie Odom says the program is not government funded and is run entirely by volunteers.

"Every little thing has come from different people, so it's just amazing when you see how everybody coming together doing little bits and pieces makes such an impact with kids everyday," she says.

All meals are prepared at the TLC kitchen and delivery starts at 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Meals include McDonald's hamburgers, Bojangles chicken, hot dogs, sandwiches, and Little Caesars pizza.

The program will continue until school starts again in August.

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