Durham, NC – Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, the desire to keep our staff safe and well, and the expansion of other food assistance programs serving North Carolina families, Durham Public Schools will make its last meal distribution on Monday, April 6.
Friday, April 3, meal deliveries will go on as scheduled to the more than 67 school and community sites listed on the DPS website. On Monday, DPS will distribute a week’s worth of children’s lunches to the following school sites:
“Grab and Go” from school sites (11 a.m.-noon)
- Bethesda Elementary
- R.N. Harris Elementary
- Shepard Middle School
- Githens Middle
- Southwest Elementary
- Lakewood Middle
- Eno Valley Elementary
- Eastway Elementary
- Glenn Elementary
- Sandy Ridge Elementary
- Hillandale Elementary
- Club Blvd Elementary School
- Southern High School
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has increased its benefits to current Food and Nutrition Services recipients through April 2020.
Families who need help finding meals for their children ages 18 and younger can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. After entering their address, families will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru meal sites while schools are closed. Sites have been set up across the state with school and community partners.
DPS Foundation has partnered with DPS, Durham County, Food Insight Group, and local nonprofits and restaurants to continue providing family meals during COVID-19. Please visit here for more information.
If you are in need of more information, including meal delivery, please call (919) 560-3657.
Research Triangle Charter Academy is providing families breakfast and lunch, free of charge. Families may pick up meals from the school between 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, while supplies last. Please know, they will also provide food for weekend days at that time. Contact 919-957-7108 for specifics on the food pick up and location. Please visit here for more info.
McDonald’s located at 204 W. NC HWY 54 in #Durham is providing FREE kids lunches from 11 am – 2 pm (kids 12 & under with guardian) during the #COVID19 school closure. Choice of hamburger, cheeseburger or 4-piece nuggets with 1 side (yogurt, apples, or fries).
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