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Stock the Shelves Food Drive Starts Friday
Stock the Shelves Food Drive Starts Friday
Posted on 05/21/2020
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In addition to tireless efforts by the BCS Family Resource Center and Child Nutrition Meal Sites, local businesses have created a food drive to keep families supplied with food and essentials through the summer.

The Stock the Shelves Community Food Drive begins tomorrow (May 22) and continues through May 31. Donors can make monetary donations or arrange for a home pick-up. Volunteers from sponsor businesses will collect the non-perishable food and supplies from safe locations (mailboxes, front porches, carports, etc.). Donors may also bring supplies directly to the BCS Family Resource Center, located at 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, or to the Asheville City Schools Family Resource Center, located at 125 Hill Street, Asheville.

Six Asheville-based businesses – Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty, JAG Construction, Symmetry Financial Group, Jade Mountain Builders, Alfie Loans, and Village Antiques – are matching $1 per donated food item or per dollar donated, up to $30,000. Volunteers from those companies are also driving to homes to pick up the donations and deliver to schools.

Visit www.stocktheshelvesavl.org for a list of needed items and for more information on how to schedule a pick-up or make a monetary donation.

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The BCS Family Resource Center is growing and continuing to serve families throughout the district, thanks to a nearly constant stream of monetary and supply donations from individuals, nonprofits, and religious organizations. As of May 21, 45 volunteers are delivering 912 meals every weekday to families who aren’t able to reach BCS Child Nutrition meal sites.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Child Nutrition and support staff are serving meals Monday through Friday to children ages 2-18 at school and community sites countywide. Breakfasts are served from 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. and lunches are served from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. During lunch on Friday, weekend meal boxes will also be sent home for students ages 2-18. Meal sites and up-to-date information can be found at Response.BuncombeSchools.org.

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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