Meals program serving free lunch this summer

BCPS Summer Meals program serving free lunch this summer
Posted on 05/25/2023
Morganton, NC – Thursday, May 25, 2023

Burke County Public Schools and Chartwells K12 will offer free lunch to children in the community all summer long. Starting Wednesday, June 14, the BCPS Summer Meal program will serve lunch Monday through Thursday each week at the Valdese Elementary School cafeteria and the Mountain View Elementary School cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Any child 18 years and under can get a free lunch at one of the locations. Children do not have to attend BCPS to receive a free meal. Each lunch includes a choice of a delicious entree and a variety of healthy fruits and veggies to make a complete meal. Entree options include toasty cheese sandwiches, chicken nuggets, barbecue sandwiches, cheese pizza and more. Parents or siblings older than 18 can enjoy a lunch for just $3.75. Lunch must be eaten in the cafeteria and food is not available for takeout.

Summer meals will be served Wednesday, June 14 through Thursday, Aug. 17. Lunch service is closed every Friday and the week of July 3 through July 7.

Valdese Elementary School is located at 298 Praley St. NW, Valdese, NC. Mountain View Elementary School is located at 805 Bouchelle St., Morganton, NC.

Additionally, the M.E.A.L. Mobile, BCPS’ food truck, will be out in the community serving free lunches Monday through Thursday starting July 10. More information to come regarding locations and times.

For more information, please contact Burke County Public Schools Child Nutrition Department at 828-439-4318.
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