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:
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:
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:
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:
Confirmed Community Sites provided by Kirk of Kildaire Presbyterian Church will have lunch for pickup available to any students aged 18 and under:
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Mobile Market is available to all community members: