Wake County giving free breakfast, lunch to students during coronavirus pandemic

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- UPDATE

To expand support for families, WCPSS said Friday, March 20, it will open 11 new food distribution sites Monday, for a total of 27 sites throughout Wake County.

The new sites are:
  • Athens Drive High, 1420 Athens Drive, Raleigh
  • Baileywick Elementary, 9425 Baileywick Rd, Raleigh
  • Bugg Elementary, 825 Cooper Rd, Raleigh
  • Dillard Drive Elementary, 5018 Dillard Dr, Raleigh
  • Forestville Elementary, 100 Lawson Ridge Rd, Knightdale
  • Fox Road Elementary, 7101 Fox Rd, Raleigh
  • Fuller Elementary, 806 Calloway Dr, Raleigh
  • Hodge Road Elementary, 2128 Mingo Bluff Blvd, Knightdale
  • Hunter Elementary, 1018 E Davie St, Raleigh
  • Knightdale Elementary, 109 Ridge Street, Knightdale
  • Reedy Creek Elementary, 930 Reedy Creek Rd, Cary


Wake County is offering meals for students and their families to pick up as schools close for at least two weeks during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Several schools and community centers will serve as food distribution sites for Wake County families starting Tuesday, March 17.

Durham Schools will also begin a daily feeding program for Durham County children on Monday, March 23, similar to the summer meals initiative. That information is expected to be released this week.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools started their meal program on Monday. Volunteers gathering at Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill to get 1,000 meals ready. School buses then delivered the food to 20 sites in the district with each child getting a breakfast, lunch and snack.
At Northside, parents were able to drive through and pick up their children's meals. Both districts making the food available thanks to partnerships with community nonprofits, including churches.

Buses are bringing meals to the following communities:

  • Craig-Gomains
  • The Crest
  • Dobbins Hill
  • Eastwood
  • Estes Park
  • Greenfield
  • Kingswood
  • Pine Grove Mobile Homes
  • Ridgefield/S Estes (in the back at basketball court/playground)
  • Royal Park Trinity Court
  • Airport Gardens
  • Berkshire 54
  • Carolina Apartments
  • Chase Park
  • Collins Crossing
  • Elliot Woods
  • Pinegate
  • Pritchard Park
  • Ridgewood Mobile Homes
  • Rogers Rd community (near RENA building)
  • Northside Elementary


  • In Cumberland County, meals will be available to children 18 and younger. The recipients don't have to be Cumberland County students.

    Several schools can provide curbside pickup meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. starting on Tuesday. Meals will be served Monday through Friday at these Cumberland schools:

    • College Lakes Elementary: 4963 Rosehill Road, Fayetteville
    • W.T. Brown Elementary: 2522 Andrews Church Road, Spring Lake
    • Westarea Elementary: 941 Country Club Drive, Fayetteville
    • E.E. Smith High: 1800 Seabrook Road, Fayetteville
    • Cape Fear High: 4762 Clinton Road, Fayetteville
    • Walker-Spivey Elementary: 500 Fisher Street, Fayetteville
    • Cumberland Road Elementary: 2700 Cumberland Road, Fayetteville
    • Morganton Road Elementary: 102 Bonanza Drive, Fayetteville
    • Lake Rim Elementary:1455 Hoke Loop Road, Fayetteville
    • Lewis Chapel Middle: 2150 Skibo Road, Fayetteville
    • Douglas Byrd Middle: 1616 Ireland Drive, Fayetteville
    • Montclair Elementary: 555 Glensford Drive; Fayetteville
    • Sherwood Park Elementary: 2115 Hope Mills Road, Fayetteville
    • C. Wayne Collier Elementary: 3522 Sturbridge Drive, Hope Mills
    • Elizabeth Cashwell Elementary: 2970 Legion Road, Fayetteville
    • Alderman Road Elementary: 2860 Alderman Road, Fayetteville

    In Wake County, these schools will offer breakfast and lunch for pickup for students 18 and under from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday:
    • Poe Magnet Elementary School, 400 Peyton St., Raleigh
    • Rogers Lane Elementary School, 201 N. Rogers Lane, Raleigh
    • Creech Road Elementary School, 450 Creech Road, Garner
    • Wendell Middle School, 3409 NC Hwy. 97, Wendell
    • Zebulon Magnet Elementary School, 700 Proctor St., Zebulon
    • Millbrook Magnet Elementary School, 1520 E. Millbrook Dr., Raleigh
    • Briarcliff Elementary School, 1220 Pond St., Cary
    • Pine Acres Community Center, 402 McLean St., Fuquay-Varina
    • PAVE SE Raleigh Charter School, 3420 Idlewood Village Dr., Raleigh
    • Wake County Human Services Northern Regional Center, 350 Holding Ave., Wake Forest
    • Washington Terrace Apartments, 1951 Booker Dr., Raleigh
    • Raleigh Millbank Apartments, 1500 N. Raleigh Blvd., Raleigh
    • The Oaks Apartments, 3911 Water Oak Dr., Raleigh
    • New Hope Village Apartments, 4321 Grandiflora Lane, Raleigh
    • Casa De Luna Apartments, 3918 Bonneville Court, Raleigh
    • Juniper Level Baptist Church, 9104 Sauls Road, Raleigh


    Confirmed Community Sites provided by Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church will have lunch for pickup available to any students aged 18 and under:
    • First United Methodist, 117 S. Academy St., Cary, Mon.-Fri., 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
    • Chatham Forest Apartments, 880 Glendale Dr., Cary, Tues. and Thurs., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p .m.
    • Apex First Baptist, 419 S. Salem St., Apex, Mon. and Wed., 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Arbors at Cary Apartments, 200 Wrenn Dr., Cary, Mon.- Thurs., 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • Crosstimber Apartments 900 Golden Horseshoe Cir, Morrisville, NC 27560 - Mon.-Fri. 12:00pm - 1:00pm


    Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Mobile Market is available to all community members:
    • Abundant Life Cathedral, 4400 Old Poole Road, Raleigh, Fourth Saturdays (beginning 3/28/20)., 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • Bread for Life Mobile Market at Zebulon Boys & Girls Club, 1320 Shepard School Road, Zebulon, Third Saturdays (beginning 3/21/20) 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Community Helpers Service Center, 111 N. First Ave., Knightdale, Drive-thru, Thursdays (beginning 3/19/20), 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 E. Martin St., Raleigh, Second Saturdays (beginning 4/11/20), 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Praise Temple Mobile Market, 1329, U.S. Hwy 70, Fourth Saturdays (beginning 3/28/20), 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    • Wake Forest Baptist Church, 107 S. Ave., Wake Forest, Third Tuesdays (beginning 3/17/20), 4:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
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