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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers free summer meals to kids across North Carolina. The program is similar to the School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, except meals are free to all kids that come to a registered summer meals site. The NC Department of Public Instruction manages the program in North Carolina. Additional […]

To prepare families and students for returning to school, this week we’re highlighting key elements of our health and safety measures, with extra emphasis on any changes to our practices since Winter Break. Today we’re focusing on our new Eating and Drinking Health Guidance. State and local public health officials, as well as the ABC […]

DPS has expanded its feeding program to include more hot meals and more distribution locations across Durham County. The meals are available at no cost for any child up to 18 years old—one breakfast and one lunch, per child, per day. DPS is also continuing its partnership with EAT NC’s weekly home meal deliveries for families unable […]

As parents, do you have questions about free breakfast and lunch?     Are the meals free? Breakfast and lunch will be free for all students. Students will not need to provide their student ID in order to get a meal. Meals are limited to one breakfast and one lunch per student per day. What […]

DPS has expanded its feeding program to include more hot meals and more distribution locations across Durham County. The meals are available at no cost for any child up to 18 years old—one breakfast and one lunch, per child, per day. DPS is also continuing its partnership with EAT NC’s weekly home meal deliveries for families unable […]

Obviously, your child didn’t get to use up all of their lunch money because of the pandemic. If your child is a graduating senior or is leaving the school district, here’s what you can do. If you have a student in Durham with lunch money you’d like to reclaim, you can do it here. In […]

A partnership between Durham Public Schools, Durham County Government, the Durham Public Schools Foundation and local nonprofits and restaurants organized as “Durham FEAST,” will launch a new meal support program for children and families starting on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Families coming to school sites across Durham County will receive free children’s breakfasts and lunches […]

Starting on Monday, March 23, Durham Schools will start distributing meals for students at the following locations from 12 noon until 1 p.m. Bethesda Elementary N. Harris Elementary Parkwood Elementary Shepard Middle School Hillside High School Githens Middle Southwest Elementary Lakewood Middle Eno Valley Elementary Eastway Elementary Glenn Elementary Sandy Ridge Elementary Hillandale Elementary Brogden […]

A Texas mother placed a note in her 5-year-old son’s lunchbox asking his daycare staff to tell the child that his mom was thinking about him. The note came back in the lunchbox that evening with a response that read, “No! Put him on a diet and go away.” The shocked mother contacted the daycare […]

We’ve heard the crazy stories about other states that humiliate kids when they have lunch debt. Recently, one school system threatened to put kids in foster care if their parents didn’t pay off lunch debt. So, have you wondered what happens to kids in the Triangle and surrounding areas when they have school lunch debt? […]

Vance County schools are making some changes to school lunches in the wake of the government shutdown, according to a statement on the school system’s Facebook page: Due to the Federal Government Shutdown, lunch menus in Vance County Schools have been revised to a minimum level to conserve food and funding. Starting the week of […]

FREE and nutritious meals are available for children and teens ages 18 and younger at different locations during the summer months while school is out of session. There is no application or proof of income necessary to receive a meal. CALL 1-866-3HUNGRY or TEXT “FOODNC” to 877-877 CLICK here       Facebook: The Karen Clark Instagram: @TheKarenClark Twitter/Snapchat: @The_KarenClark