School system feeds healthcare workers

School system uses food truck to feed healthcare workers
Posted on 03/12/2021

Morganton, NC – Monday, March 8, 2021


The Burke County Public Schools Food Truck has been helping to feed healthcare workers at our local COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Freedom High School over the last several weeks. The food truck is a convenient alternative to help feed the nurses and staff from Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge in Morganton as well as our own school nurses while they are working at the clinic. The food truck is also open to those receiving their vaccinations and to the general public. 


Daniel Wall, director of child nutrition, said, “We knew with the vaccine clinic being at one of our schools we would have the opportunity to help provide meals for the nurses and healthcare workers. There are hundreds of people that are seen each time the clinic is open, so having the food truck right outside the door is great for them. We have had great responses to our food selection and thought this would be a great way to say thank you. One of the main goals of the BCPS Food Truck is to serve the community.”


Brittany Dobbins, executive director of the Blue Ridge Medical Group and manager of the clinics for CHS Blue Ridge, said, “We have really enjoyed having the food truck there to feed our workers. We’ve heard lots of positive comments about the variety of food options and that everything has been delicious. We really appreciate the school system feeding our workers and those who are helping us.”


Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam said, “We are happy to have this partnership of starting the vaccine clinic with Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge and being able to use our brand new food truck to feed the very people that are helping our local community.” 


For more information about the BCPS Food Truck and where it will be rolling to next, visit, www.facebook.com/bcpsfoodtruck.


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