BCPS feeds students during school closure

BCPS feeds students during school closure
Posted on 03/17/2020

Morganton, NC – Monday, March 16th, 2020


To ensure students continue to have access to meals while schools are closed, Burke County Public Schools has opened seven grab-and-go feeding locations. Children will receive a lunch for that day and a breakfast for the next. The lunch will include a hot or cold sandwich, milk, cold vegetable and a whole fruit. Breakfast for the next day will include milk, whole or dried fruit and a grain-based breakfast option (Pop-Tart, muffin, cinnamon roll or cereal bar.) 

The following schools will be open for food distribution through the car rider lines from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday through Friday:

  • Table Rock Middle School - 1585 NC 126, Morganton, NC 28655
  • Liberty Middle School - 529 Enola Road, Morganton, NC 28655
  • Mountain View Elementary School  - 805 Bouchelle Street, Morganton NC 28655
  • Valdese Elementary School - 298 Praley Street NW, Valdese. NC 28690
  • East Burke Middle - 3519 Miller Bridge Road, Connelly Springs, NC 28612
  • Ray Childers Elementary School - 1183 Cape Hickory Road, Hickory, NC 28601
  • George Hildebrand Elementary - 8078 George Hildebrand School Road, Connelly Springs NC 28612

On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the meals will be available through the car rider lines of East Burke Middle, Valdese Elementary, Mountain View Elementary and Table Rock Middle.


In addition to the schools distributing food, starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, school buses will deliver meals to bus stops in high density areas Monday through Friday. Cafeteria workers will be on board to distribute meals to students at the different stops. For those who have questions about delivery locations or feeding distribution in general can call 828-433-8047. Delivery stop locations and times include:

Bus #254 11:15  Lydia Avenue  

11:45 Pineburr Avenue- Come to Mt Calvary Baptist Church 

12:20 Rutherford Square Apartments

Bus #271 11:15 Bryant Road- 2 Mobile home parks 

11:50 Oakland Ave Residences  Come to First Church of God Drexel 

12:15 717 Amherst Road Pick up meal at Intersection of Old Amherst Cir & Amherst Rd 

12:45 Hollar Street/Poteat Street (Rolling Green)  Drexel Elementary Bus Parking Lot

Bus #220 11:15 Airport Rhodhiss Road and Lake Acres Drive Pull into Lake Acres 11:45 Hickory Airport Road and West View Acres Pull into West View Acres 12:15 Cape Hickory and Indian Hills, Pine Meadows Cir, 

12:451st & 2nd Ave 

1:00 Rhodhiss Road and Ridge Drive, 

1:15 Carolina Ave, Dogwood Dr 

Bus #246 11:15 George Hildebrand Drive and Hmong Village Pull into Hmong Village 11:45 Meadow Trail and NC 18 South  Pull into Meadow Trail 

Bus #273 11:15 Old Brittain and Woodland Hills Liberty Fellowship Church (4139 Old Brittain Rd ) 11:45 3409 Icard Dairy Barn Road  Pull into Icard Dairy Barn mobile home park 

12:15 7903 Old NC 10 (mobile home park behind EBMS) Pull into the mobile home park 

Bus #248 11:15 Cline Street & College Street, Herron St & Bay St Pick up at the BCPS S College St Parking Lot 11:45 724 and 805 West Union Street St Charles Chatholic Church  

12:15 Burkemont and Greenbrier Apartments Pull into apartments 

12:45 Regan and Burkemont Avenue Pull into apartments 1:15 Rhyne and Burkemont Avenue PPG Paint Store

Bus #234 11:15 Air Park Drive  Right Handed Stop @ 112 Airpark Dr . 11:45 Burkemont and Ross Street Pull Halfway down into Ross St. 

Bus #212 11:15 Hartland Road and Hill Haven Circle- Meeting spot Top of Hillhaven Cir right above the Hillside Est Signs 

11:45 2509 NC 18-64 (JR Mobile Home Park) Meeting spot- MailBoxes at entrance to Mobile Home Park 

Bus #294 11:15 Stonebridge Street 510 E Fleming Dr (Outreach Center) 

11:45 607 Valdese Avenue Entrance to Siena Apartments 

Bus #293 11:15 Evan Street and Avery Avenue Sherwin Williams Paint Store

11:45 Center Street and Vine Arden Pull into the housing apartments 

Bus #250 11:15 Duckworth Avenue  Entrance to Mobile Home Park 

11:45 Drexel and High Peak Road Meet at Sherrills Furniture 

12:15 Ridge Creek Drive and Ridge Court 

Bus  #251 11:15 5125 Crawley Dale (Jesse Fisher Trailer Park) - CrossRoads Immediately after crossing over bridge as you enter the park    

Bus  #249 11:15 Glenwood Apartments / 1300 Burkemont Avenue  

11:45 Hillcrest Elementary School  HCES Bus Parking Lot  

Bus  #291

11:15 Spainhour and Oak Hill Drive- Pick up at Falling Brook Ln & Oak Hill Dr  

Bus #260 11:15 South Park and Jamestown Road Stop where the loop starts 

11:45 Patton Road and Windy Woods Drive Pull into Windy Windy Woods Dr. 12:15 906 Jamestown Road  Pull into apartments
Bus #242

11:15 Carbon City Road and Glendale Public Safety Station on Carbon City Rd 10 11:45 1145 Tallent Road- Mobile Home park   12:15 Kathy Road and McAlpine Avenue  Pick up at Belle Farm 

Bus #283 11:15 Linville Street, Lail Road and Pea Ridge Street Glen Alpine United Methodist Church 11:45 Chamber Chapel Road Chambers Chapel Baptist Church
Burke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam said, “As always, our first and foremost priority is the well-being and safety of our students, faculty and staff while dealing with the coronavirus. Thank you for your continued support of BCPS and patience during this time. We will keep parents, faculty and staff updated on any changes. I want to thank our child nutrition team for quickly working out this plan to feed students during this time. We did a trial run with limited locations on Monday and were happy to serve 600 meals our first day.”

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