HC Schools offer ‘grab-and-go’ meals

Published 2:37 pm Monday, March 16, 2020

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Instruction is interrupted, but not nutrition.

As ordered by Governor Cooper on Saturday, Hertford County Public Schools (HCPS) joined their counterparts across the state in closing schools until at least Friday, March 27 due to health concerns over coronavirus.

HCPS administrators and senior officials met this morning (Monday) in Winton to discuss several items, to include how to offer food services to its students and alternative educational measures.

While the latter remains under discussion, the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald was advised early this afternoon that a plan has been developed to meet the nutritional needs of the students while they are out of school for the next two weeks.

Beginning tomorrow (Tuesday), HCPS is offering “grab-and-go” lunch meals from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the high school cafeteria in Ahoskie and the middle school cafeteria in Murfreesboro.

Parents or guardians of all HCPS students (ages pre-K through high school seniors) can pick-up these meals to take home to their youngsters.

This service will continue through Friday of this week and Monday through Friday of next week.

Each lunch meal will be accompanied by a breakfast meal for the following day (example: Tuesday’s lunch will include a separate breakfast meal for Wednesday).

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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