UPDATED MEAL SITE INFORMATION HERE.

With support from the Henderson County Education Foundation (HCEF), Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) will be providing meals to students over the school closure, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17.

Beginning Tuesday, grab-and-go pickup meals will be available at no cost to children ages 2-18 at 12 school sites. On weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., students can pick up meals in the vestibule of each school’s main entrance at the following sites: Atkinson Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, Dana Elementary, Edneyville Elementary, Etowah Elementary, Fletcher Elementary, Glenn C. Marlow Elementary, Hillandale Elementary, Mills River Elementary, Sugarloaf Elementary, Upward Elementary, and Hendersonville Middle. 

Bruce Drysdale and Hendersonville elementaries are currently on intersession, and students living in these districts can access the Hendersonville Middle School feeding site. 

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, the Meals On the Bus mobile feeding site will operate its traditional summer route, stopping at six neighborhoods on the following schedule:

King Creek: 10:30-10:55 a.m.
Dodd Meadows: 11:05-11:30 a.m.
Shorty Collins: 11:40 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Leisure Lane: 12:15-12:35 p.m.
Sugarloaf Apartments: 12:55-1:20 p.m.
Conner Creek Mobile Home Park: 1:35-2 p.m.

Additionally, Sugarloaf Elementary has mobilized a bus to serve meals to children in the North district, and will be making stops on weekdays at the following neighborhoods:

Taylor Road (10 a.m.)
Corn Mountain Stop (10:20 a.m.)
Cedar Bluffs (10:50 a.m.)
Cedar Terrace (11:10 a.m.)
Dermid Circle (11:40 a.m.)

Families who lack transportation for their child to access these meals should contact their child’s school so HCPS staff can deliver meals to their children. 

“We are grateful to the many community members who have already reached out about volunteering their time, food and resources to assist us in providing for our students during the closure,” said Bo Caldwell, Superintendent. “We are partnering with Interfaith Assistance Ministry and The Storehouse for intake of donations and community food distribution.” 

Individuals who would prefer to drop off food items to our schools may do so during the listed grab-and-go meal times, and volunteers will deliver donations to partner sites. According to IAM and The Storehouse, the current food needs are as follows: Canned Fruit & Vegetables, Canned Chicken, Canned Tuna, Macaroni & Cheese, Ramen, Oatmeal, Cereal Bars, Fruit Cups, Rice, Dry Beans, Soup, Pastas, Regular Coffee, and Instant Tea. 

As the situation continues to evolve, there may be additional opportunities for the community to support our school families. Organizations interested in helping as needs may arise should contact the Executive Director of the Henderson County Education Foundation, Summer Stipe, at summer@hcefnc.org


 Las familias que necesitan comidas confiables para sus hijos durante el cierre actual de la escuela ahora tienen más opciones disponibles, tanto del Departamento de Nutrición Infantil de HCPS como de restaurantes en el área que ofrecen comidas gratis a los estudiantes.

A partir del jueves 19 de marzo, Meals On the Bus se está expandiendo a DOS rutas y OCHO paradas, y proporcionará desayunos y almuerzos para servir mejor a nuestros estudiantes durante el cierre actual de la escuela. Dos autobuses escolares amarillos pararán de lunes a viernes en los siguientes vecindarios, proporcionando comidas a niños de 2 a 18 años sin costo:

Ruta 1
King Creek (10:30 a.m. 10:55 a.m.)
Dodd Meadows (11:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.)
Shorty Collins (11:40 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.)
Leisure Lane (12:15 p.m. – 12:35 p.m.)

Ruta 2
Sugarloaf Apts. (10:30 a.m. a 10:55 a.m.)
Conner Creek (11:10 a.m. – 11:35 a.m.)
Ida Rogers (11:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)
Bearwallow Valley Trailer Park (12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.)

Además, la Primaria Sugarloaf ha movilizado un autobús para servir comidas a los niños en el distrito Norte, y hará paradas los días de semana en los siguientes vecindarios:

Taylor Road (10 a.m.)
Corn Mountain Stop (10:20 a.m.)
Cedar Bluffs (10:50 a.m.)
Cedar Terrace (11:10 a.m.)
Círculo Dermid (11:40 a.m.)

Las comidas para llevar para llevar también están disponibles sin costo para niños de 2 a 18 años en los siguientes sitios escolares de lunes a viernes de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m.: Atkinson Elementary, Clear Creek Elementary, Dana Elementary, Edneyville Elementary, Etowah Elementary, Fletcher Elementary, Glenn C. Marlow Elementary, Hillandale Elementary, Mills River Elementary, Sugarloaf Elementary, Upward Elementary y Hendersonville Middle.

La Fundación de Educación del Condado de Henderson ha compilado una lista de restaurantes del área que ofrecen apoyo a estudiantes y familias mientras las escuelas están cerradas. Visite HCEFNC.org/communitymeals para obtener una lista actualizada de las ofertas disponibles. Tenga en cuenta que esta lista está sujeta a cambios a medida que los restaurantes locales cambian sus operaciones durante este tiempo de incertidumbre.

Estamos trabajando diligentemente para responder a las necesidades a medida que se identifican, tan oportunamente como lo permita la logística. Estén atentos para obtener información actualizada.