Meals to be served in schools and to take home

Meals to be served in schools and available to take home
Posted on 09/09/2020

Morganton, NC – Friday, Sept. 4, 2020

Burke County Public Schools Child Nutrition Department will continue to serve students during the transition to hybrid learning, which starts Sept. 14. Students will have the option to receive free breakfast, lunch and a super snack at school. Students enrolled in the Virtual Academy will have the option to pick-up meals as well.

Students can grab breakfast as they enter the school and eat in their classrooms. Second chance breakfast will be available for middle and high school students. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria and students will either eat in the cafeteria or in their classroom. Students will  appropriately social distance in cafeterias and the classroom. Staff will disinfect spaces between each lunch period.

The super snack will be served to elementary students at school to be eaten at school. Middle and high school students will be given super snacks on the second day they are at school during the week. 

Elementary school parents will have the option to opt-in for the extra meals by filling out the Elementary In-person Learning Meal Request Form. Middle and high school students will have the opportunity to pick up their extra meals on the way out of school. For example, if students are on the A-day schedule, they will receive extra meals on Thursdays. If students are on the B-day schedule, they will receive extra meals on Fridays. 

Virtual Academy meal pick up will be Mondays from 4:30 - 6 p.m. at all four high schools. Parents will need to pre-order food by filling out the Virtual Academy Meal Request Form. The form will need to be filled out a week before the distribution date. For example, for meals being given out on Sept. 21, the form will have needed to be filled out by Sept. 14.

Child Nutrition Director Daniel Wall said, “As we move forward with reopening schools in Plan B, we are dedicated, as always, to continuing to feed as many students as possible while keeping everyone safe. We have very hard-working staff at each of our schools who have a passion for child nutrition, which has been showcased the whole summer and into the start of the year. We look forward to seeing the students and thank you for your continued support of the BCPS Child Nutrition Department and Chartwells.”

Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam said, “Our child nutrition staff members are the heroes who keep our students healthy and fed. They have been a constant support to our community each day as they prepare, cook and distribute meals to students, some of whom otherwise may not get one. Special thanks to Reverend, Dr. Eddie Bunton, Minister of Student Ministries and Missions of Burkemont Baptist Church, who has been instrumental in helping coordinate food deliveries, along with other local pastors. We appreciate our faith based communities in helping during this time. We can’t thank our community members and child nutrition staff enough for serving our students in this way.”
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