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50,000 Meals Served to Area Students
50,000 Meals Served to Area Students
Posted on 03/20/2020
A marathon week of meal provision took place thanks to the tireless efforts of BCS staff and volunteers.By: Benjamin Rickert, BCS Communications

Another marathon day of meal provision took place countywide Friday thanks to the tireless efforts of Buncombe County Schools nutrition professionals, staff, and volunteers. Since Monday, they have served more than 50,000 meals to area students who needed them during this historic closure for students experienced across the state and nation.

BCS Nutrition staff and volunteers served meals through open car windows at Weaverville Elementary.At Weaverville Elementary, staff from all North Buncombe district schools, the YMCA, and Manna Food Bank came together to meet the need. Bagged meals covered the tables of the school’s lunchroom as workers prepared them in the kitchen and then carted them outside to serve through open car windows. With the weekend approaching, care was taken to ensure students received additional meals, including lunches for Saturday and Sunday, and breakfasts for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

“We wanted to reach as many children with meals as we could, so they wouldn’t be hungry over the weekend,” said Melissa Metcalf, School Nutrition Manager at Weaverville Primary. “We’re here for the kids and their families.”

Throughout the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis, BCS will maintain the Response.BuncombeSchools.org website for the latest up-to-date information about meal locations, Virtual Days online classes, coronavirus prevention, and other resources.

“[We] care about our community, our students, and our families,” said Weaverville Elementary principal Heidi Allison. “Providing supplies and food is something we can do to help.”

Meal sites will open again for breakfast from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin, shanon.martin@bcsemail.org, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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