Crain's Creek During Coronavirus

Curtis Richie, left, and Cindy Clendenin distribute meals at Crain's Creek Middle School on March 19, 2020. The school is one of three curbside sites where parents can pick up free lunch and next-day breakfast for children younger than 18 during the shutdown. The other sites are Southern Middle and Elise Elementary schools.

Moore County Schools and the Boys & Girls Club are widening their weekday food distribution network in response to schools remaining closed longterm as a result of the coronavirus.

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Monday announced public schools would remain closed because of the coronavirus through May 15 at least.

Officials for the past week have been distributing lunches and breakfasts for the following day at four sites in Moore County: Southern Middle in Aberdeen, Crain's Creek Middle in Vass, Elise Middle in Robbins and the Boys & Girls Club in Southern Pines.

Beginning Wednesday, March 25, that network is expanding, Moore County Schools officials said. Those distribution locations include:

Aberdeen Area (Meals accounted for by Southern Middle site):

Pinebluff Lake Road Area (Countryside Drive) 11-11:30 a.m.

Heflin Trailer Court (Bell Fork Road) 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

250 Meadowfield Road, 12:30-1 p.m.

Southern Pines Area (Meals accounted for by Southern Middle site):

Brookside Community (Near the Entrance Gate) 11-:11:30 a.m.

Longleaf Community (801 S. Mechanic St. ) 11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.

Taylortown Area (Meals accounted for by Southern Middle site):

8301 Main St. Taylortown 11-11:30

Eagle Springs Area (Meals accounted for by Southern Middle site)

Intersection of Sawgrass Rd. and Possom Holler Rd. 11-11:30

Vass/Cameron Area (Meals accounted for by Crain's Creek Middle site):

Hidden Lakes Community (Corner of Evans Drive and Lakeview Drive) 11-11:30 a.m.

Carolina Lakes Community (Entrance of the Community) 12-12:30 p.m.

Northern Moore Area (Meals accounted for by Elise Middle site):

Forest Heights/Elizabeth Lane/Milliken Park/Salisbury Street

Lindale Street/Virginia Avenue

Sunset Drive/Sunset Trailer Park

Zions Grove

Pondview Drive/Mount Carmel Area

North Moore High School will communicate times to these areas.

In addition to the new distribution sites, food distribution will continue at the following sites from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southern Middle, Crain's Creek Middle, Elise Middle and the Boys & Girls Club in Southern Pines.

(3) comments

Kent Misegades

I do not understand this. Parents are at home with these children. Parents are responsible for feeding their children. If they can afford gas in a car they can afford to feed their children. This is not the responsibility of taxpayers. In truly needy cases there are charities. If you can’t afford to feed, clothe and educate a child, don’t have kids.

Elizabeth Cox Home

These children get free and reduced lunches for the most part. Unemployed parents, parents without transportation and parents with little children at home cannot leave the house to go to the existing sites. Many people and organizations are working very hard to make sure children do not go hungry. Those of us who volunteer and work with these children know that they depend upon school meals.

Brenda Burt

What about the West End Schools

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