Alamance-Burlington schools launches food truck to feed hungry students

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020

5 p.m. – Alamance-Burlington School System launched its very first food deliveries to students with a food truck purchased by community donations Tuesday morning.

According a spokesperson for the school system, the food truck arrived Monday and Alamance-Burlington Schools executive director for Child Nutrition Pam Bailey will take it out on its “maiden voyage” Tuesday by delivering to two local communities during students’ lunch break.

Officials said if you are interested in following along Tuesday, the food truck will pick up food prepared at Eastlawn Elementary at 10:30 am and will then visit two Burlington neighborhoods nearby.

“The second neighborhood has approximately 20 students in residence and the food truck will deliver during their lunch break from remote learning classes so the children can come out and pick up their free breakfast and lunch,” the spokesperson said.

Noon – NCDHHS releases Monday’s latest coronavirus numbers

North Carolina sees end to three-day consecutive streak below 5% goal

STATE

  • 194,381 LAB-CONFIRMED COVID CASES (800 NEW CASES)
  • 885 CURRENTLY HOSPITALIZED
  • 2,817,539 COMPLETED TESTS (5.4% POSITIVE STATEWIDE, ENDING 3-DAY CONSECUTIVE STREAK)

COUNTIES

  • ALAMANCE – 3,749 CASES, 54 DEATHS
  • DAVIDSON – 2,613 CASES, 34 DEATHS
  • DAVIE – 533 CASES, 6 DEATHS
  • FORSYTH – 6,833 CASES, 94 DEATHS
  • GUILFORD – 8,157 CASES, 176 DEATHS
  • RANDOLPH – 2,672 CASES, 51 DEATHS
  • ROCKINGHAM – 1,158 CASES, 13 DEATHS
  • SURRY – 1,275 CASES, 21 DEATHS
  • WILKES – 1,160 CASES, 32 DEATHS

11:45 a.m. – Mobile FNP JrJohnson, PLLC announces free COVID testing for North Carolina residents who do not have health insurance this Saturday.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Collins Grove United Methodist Church in Greensboro. The church is located at 5210 Collins Grove Church Road.

Event organizers ask insured and out-of-state residents please bring an ID and insurance cars. Organizers ask uninsured residents to bring an ID.

11:30 a.m. – Sistas 4 Change Food Community Eatz will have a pop-up shop Mondays and Thursdays in Winston-Salem, where they’re serving free meals.

The group will serve chicken, vegetables, cheerwine, slaw, queso, tacos, burritos and more.

It will be on Mondays in the parking lot at 1522 North Liberty Street across from Citgo and Thursdays off Patterson Street across from Churches Chicken.

The group said meals are first come, first serve.

9:30 p.m. – Guilford Technical Community College resumes classes. After a cyberincident forced all GTCC’s campuses to close, the school announced in-person classes have resumed Monday, Sept. 21.

RELATED: GTCC campuses impacted by cyber-incident

6:30 a.m. – On Saturday, Sept. 26 there will be a free COVID-19 testing event at Collins Grove United Methodist Church in Greensboro. It is free for North Carolina residents who do not have insurance. Just be sure to bring a form of identification.

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 26
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: 5210 Collins Grove Church Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

What’s happening in North Carolina? 

  • North Carolina remains in Phase 2.5 until Friday, Oct. 2. Bars and movie theaters are some of the businesses that must remain closed under this phase. 
  • The state health department’s latest COVID-19 data report shows that the percentage of total positive tests is decreasing, but the number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 is increasing.
  • Beginning Oct. 5, Gov. Roy Cooper announced that elementary students K-5 can return to in-person learning under Plan A.

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RELATED: Flattening the curve: How NC has fared 6 months since COVID-19 shutdown

RELATED: What you need to know about elementary school options to reopen with in-person learning

FACTS NOT FEAR

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