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Supper is now served at Forest Hill

posted Sep 20, 2017, 1:59 PM by Cheryl Shuffler



            Forest Hill Elementary School’s cafeteria will soon ring the bell for three meals a day. Burke County Public Schools and Chartwells has moved its Eat Well After the Bell supper program to Forest Hill Elementary, at 304 Ann St., Morganton, adding a late-afternoon/early-evening meal to its breakfast and lunch programs. The supper program is open to anyone in the community and is free to all children ages 3 to 18. The supper price is $3 for adults. The hot meal is served from 3 to 6 p.m. each week on school days starting Thursday, Sept. 21 The program also includes a homework club and nutrition activities from 3 to 3:45 p.m. each day.

Eat Well After the Bell menu items include barbecue chicken, baked spaghetti and a pancake breakfast for supper, just to name a few. The program is federally funded through the USDA, and averaged 80 meals served at its previous location.

Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam said, “We are pleased to offer this additional meal to students and their families. We have a new afterschool program at Forest Hill and are excited that the community has access to a good, healthy, hot supper. Parents don’t have to worry about cooking, and they can feed their children for free. It really is a relief on their pocketbooks and their time. We are grateful for our partnership with Chartwells to be able to take advantage of this opportunity through the USDA. Chartwells does a fantastic job serving students twice a day and now three times a day at our supper program location.”

Putnam added that the free supper is a great opportunity for faith-based organizations in the area who hold services on Wednesday evenings to take advantage of the program and visit Forest Hill as a group for a meal.

  Visit www.burke.k12.nc.us to view the monthly supper menu.