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Smart Mouth Pizza teams up with School District Five to feed students

For Immediate Release – March 24, 2020



Smart Mouth Pizza teams up with School District Five to feed students

IRMO – Schools and offices in Lexington-Richland School District Five may be closed under executive order of the governor because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the mission to keep children fed continues.


Our student nutrition staff has served meals to 33,450 students since March 17.  Community partners like Smart Mouth Pizza have also joined in the effort.


“Our mission has always been to feed more kids and with schools being closed throughout the country, many students are missing out on the meals that they can’t get outside of their lunchroom,” said Smart Pizza President Tom Willingham. “That’s why we’ve decided to help feed students some delicious hot pizza from our food truck while supplies last in School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties.”


School District Five served over 900 hot, fresh pizzas in two days at Irmo High and Dutch Fork High. The service was available for all children 18 years of age and under and they did not have to be district students. 


“Having community partners help us feed children during these unprecedented times is crucial,” said School District Five Student Nutrition Director Todd Bedenbaugh.  “Making sure students in our community are fed is important to us. Children must have access to good, nutritional meals not just when school is in session but in times of need as well.”


School District Five is doing its part to #flattenthecurve. The district is only opening its feeding sites on Mondays, while still providing a full week of meals to students in need. This action is being taken under the guidance of state officials and for the safety of our staff and the community, as officials encourage the public to practice social distancing.


There are 6 locations across the district, serving meals 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the front of each school under the canopy.

  • H. E. Corley Elementary
  • Harbison West Elementary
  • Seven Oaks Elementary
  • Irmo High
  • Dutch Fork High
  • Chapin High

Items will be individually packaged, to-go food offerings with dietary information on the packaging. The service is only available for children under the age of 18, and children must be present to receive meals.


Meal drop-off deliveries will be provided on Mondays to the following apartment complexes at the following times:

  • Waters at Berryhill Apartments, 11:00 am -11:30 am
  • River Oaks Apartments, 11:45 am - 12:15 pm
  • Irmo Village Apartments, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm