Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer Feeding Programs

Forsyth County:

In 2009, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC joined forces with the City of Winston-Salem and the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System to feed children throughout the summer months in Forsyth County.

The 2009 program will begin on June 22 and run through August 14, providing meals free of charge for children ages 0-18 at 23 sites in Forsyth County. Breakfast (8:15am- 8:45am) and lunch (11:30am-12:30pm) will be provided at the following sites:

Brunson Elementary (August 3-12)
Carter Vocational High
Carver High
Cook Elementary
Easton Elementary
Forest Park Elementary
Griffith Elementary
Hall Woodward Elementary
Hill Middle (June 22-August 7)
Kennedy Middle (July 6-August 14)
Kernersville Elementary
Latham Elementary
Lowrance Middle
Mineral Springs Middle
North Hills Elementary
Old Town Elementary
Parkland High (July 13-July 24)
Petree Elementary
Philo Middle
South Fork Elementary
Speas Elementary
Walkertown Elementary
Wiley Middle

Parents of the children participating may purchase lunch for $3.
More than 422,000 children in North Carolina are food insecure – unable to consistently access adequate amounts of nutritious food that is necessary for a healthy life. And over 24,000 children in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools alone are eligible for free/reduced lunch. For more information on having your child participate or to volunteer at a site, please contact the Child Nutrition Department of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools at 336.771.4526 or click here.

The Thomasville City Schools summer feeding program runs from June 11 through August 14, and any child 18 years old or younger is eligible to eat for free.

The food van will deliver lunch at the following bus stops: 118 Dedmond Ct., 10:50 - 11:05 a.m. 40 Hunter St., 11:10 - 11:30 a.m. College St. and Ingram St., 11:35 - 11:50 a.m. Memorial Park and Leonard St., 11:55 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Douglas Drive and Cohen St., 12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Polk and Dillion streets, 12:35 - 12:50 p.m. Warner and Taylor streets, 1 - 1:10 p.m.

The following schools will open their cafeterias for students to participate in the program: Thomasville Primary School and Thomasville High School.

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