HCPS to Provide Meals During School Closure

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With support from the Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF), Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) will be providing meals to students over the school closure, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17.

Beginning Tuesday, grab-and-go pickup meals will be available at no cost to children ages 2-18 at 13 school sites. On weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., students can pick up meals just outside school entrances at the following sites: Atkinson Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, Dana Elementary, Edneyville Elementary, Etowah Elementary, Fletcher Elementary, Glenn C. Marlow Elementary, Hillandale Elementary, Mills River Elementary, Sugarloaf Elementary, Upward Elementary, Apple Valley Middle, and Hendersonville Middle.

Bruce Drysdale and Hendersonville elementaries are currently on intersession, and students living in these districts can access the Hendersonville Middle School feeding site.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Meals On the Bus mobile feeding site will operate its traditional summer route, stopping at six neighborhoods on the following schedule:

King Creek: 10:30-10:55 a.m.
Dodd Meadows: 11:05-11:30 a.m.
Shorty Collins: 11:40 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Leisure Lane: 12:15-12:35 p.m.
Sugarloaf Apartments: 12:55-1:20 p.m.
Conner Creek Mobile Home Park: 1:35-2 p.m.

Families who lack transportation for their child to access these meals should contact their child’s school so HCPS staff can deliver meals to their children.

“We are grateful to the many community members who have already reached out about volunteering their time, food and resources to assist us in providing for our students during the closure,” said Bo Caldwell, Superintendent. “We are partnering with Interfaith Assistance Ministry and The Storehouse for intake of donations and community food distribution.”

Individuals who would prefer to drop off food items to our schools may do so during the listed grab-and-go meal times, and volunteers will deliver donations to partner sites. According to IAM and The Storehouse, the current food needs are as follows: Canned Fruit & Vegetables, Canned Chicken, Canned Tuna, Macaroni & Cheese, Ramen, Oatmeal, Cereal Bars, Fruit Cups, Rice, Dry Beans, Soup, Pastas, Regular Coffee, and Instant Tea.

As the situation continues to evolve, there may be additional opportunities for the community to support our school families. Organizations interested in helping as needs may arise should contact the Executive Director of the Henderson County Education Foundation, Summer Stipe, at summer@hcefnc.org.

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Con el apoyo de la Fundación para la educación del condado de Henderson (HCEF), las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Henderson (HCPS) proporcionarán comidas a los estudiantes durante el cierre de las escuelas, a partir de mañana, martes 17 de marzo.

A partir del martes, las comidas para llevar estarán disponibles sin costo para niños de 2 a 18 años en 13 centros escolares. De lunes a viernes de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m., los estudiantes pueden recoger comidas afuera de las entradas de la escuela en los siguientes sitios: Atkinson, Clear Creek, Dana, Edneyville, Etowah, Fletcher, Glenn C. Marlow, Hillandale, Mills River, Sugarloaf, Upward  y la escuelas intermedia de Apple Valley Middle y Hendersonville Middle.

Las escuelas primarias  de Hendersonville y Bruce Drysdale están actualmente en receso y los estudiantes que viven en estos distritos podrán ir a recoger comida a la escuela intermedia de Hendersonville.

A partir del miércoles 18 de marzo, el sitio de alimentos móvil “Meals On the Bus” operará su ruta tradicional de verano, deteniéndose en seis vecindarios y en el siguiente horario:

King Creek: 10:30-10:55 a.m.
Dodd Meadows: 11:05-11:30 a.m.
Shorty Collins: 11:40 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Leasure lane : 12:15-12:35 p.m.
Sugarloaf Apartments: 12:55-1:20 p.m.
Conner Creek Mobile Home Park: 1:35-2 p.m.

Las familias que carecen de transporte para que sus hijos accedan a estas comidas deben comunicarse con la escuela de su hijo para que el personal de HCPS pueda entregar las comidas a sus hijos a domicilio.

“Agradecemos a los miembros de la comunidad que ya se han puesto en contacto para ofrecer su tiempo, alimentos y recursos y ayudarnos a proveer a nuestros estudiantes durante el cierre”, dijo Bo Caldwell, Superintendente. “Nos asociamos con Interfaith Assistance Ministry y The Storehouse for intake of donations and community food distribution”

Las personas que quieran traer alimentos a nuestras escuelas pueden hacerlo durante los horarios  ya indicados, Las personas voluntarias ayudarán a entregarán donaciones a los sitios asociados.Según el ministerio y el cetro de donaciones, necesitamos lo siguiente: Frutas enlatadas y Verduras, Pollo Enlatado, Atun Enlatado, Macarrones & Queso, Ramen, Avena, Barras de Cereales, Copas de Frutas, Arroz, Frijoles Secos, Sopa, Pastas, Café Regular y Té Instantáneo.

A medida que la situación continúa evolucionando, puede haber oportunidades adicionales para que la comunidad apoye a nuestras familias escolares. Las organizaciones interesadas en ayudar a medida que puedan surgir necesidades deben comunicarse con el Director Ejecutivo de la Fundación para la educación del condado de Henderson, Summer Stipe, en summer@hcefnc.org.

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