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“Grab and go” meal program began March 17

Mar 19, 2020 01:58PM ● By Carolyn Henwood

Gaston County Schools is providing “grab and go” meals for students beginning Tuesday, March 17.  This service offers a nutritious meal for children while schools are closed because of concerns related to the coronavirus.

Meals will be distributed at the following 11 locations:

• Bessemer City High School, 119 Yellow Jacket Lane, Bessemer City

• Carr Elementary School, 307 South Pine Street, Dallas 

• Cherryville Elementary School, 700 East Academy Street, Cherryville

• Erwin Community Center, 913 North Pryor Street, Gastonia

• Grier Middle School, 1622 East Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia

• Kiser Elementary School, 311 East College Street, Stanley

• North Belmont Elementary School, 210 School Street, Belmont

• Robinson Elementary School, 3122 Union Road, Gastonia

• Tabernacle Baptist Church, 519 West 19th Avenue, Gastonia

• Warlick Academy, 1316 Spencer Mountain Road, Gastonia

• Woodhill Elementary School, 1027 Woodhill Drive, Gastonia


At each location, distribution will take place on the following days from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 noon:

Thursday, March 19

Friday, March 20

Monday, March 23

Tuesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 25

Thursday, March 26

Friday, March 27

How does the program work?

The “grab and go” meal service will work much like our summertime feeding program, and it is intended to help families who depend on our School Nutrition program for meals.

When you arrive at the meal pickup location that is most convenient for you, look for the school bus in the front parking lot.

Go to the school bus and ask for a meal.  The meal will be packaged in a bag.

The meal will be provided to children (age 18 and younger) free-of-charge.

You should plan to take the meal with you – there will not be a place to eat on-site.

You may pick up a meal at any of the 11 locations, regardless of where you live or attend school.

If you have a question about our “grab and go” meal program, call (704) 836-9110.