Texting Tool Available to Access Food for Children
Parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.
Additionally, No Kid Hungry NC has created a map of local school sites, community organizations and food assistance programs across North Carolina where families can access food. The interactive map can be viewed at nokidhungrync.org/covid19/ [nokidhungrync.org] and is updated daily. Press Release [ncdhhs.gov]
Nash-Rocky Mount Schools
Please visit our Facebook page for the list of bus stops with times and updates.
Edgecombe County Schools
In addition to our district Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/edgecombeschools/, please also make sure to check the Facebook page for your child’s school for additional information, videos, and resources.
We have established a hotline for any questions or concerns you may have. Please call 252-641-2609. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and someone will return your call.
Check for updates here.
K&W – 11am-1pm – Lunch served – kids 1-18 eat free
Boys & Girls Club – Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Site – Lunch served – club members
PeaceMakers – 11 am – 1 p.m. – lunch served
United Community Ministries: Lunch for anyone who comes from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Located at 341 McDonald St. in Rocky Mount.
Assistance for Church Food Programming Affected by COVID-19
RAFI-USA’s Come to the Table program has a limited amount of technical assistance funds to assist rural United Methodist churches throughout North Carolina that are engaging in emergency hunger relief efforts during the coronavirus crisis with mini-grants of up to $1,000. Assistance is available on a first-come first-served basis to qualifying projects.
– Support is available for the following types of projects :
– Buying food from local farmers and/or food businesses (restaurants, etc) to give to food insecure community members
– Funds to buy fuel used to deliver food to food insecure community members
– Other projects deemed relevant
Please reach out to Michelle Osborne at email@example.com or 919-704-6920 with any questions.
No Kid Hungry NC has created a fantastic resource called Where Can I Find School Meals. It is updated regularly.