Fighting childhood hunger in Cabarrus County

​On this week's CTW...

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July 15, 2013 -- We visited Weddington Hills Elementary, where child nutrition staff prepared meals for delivery to children at more than 15 community meal sites and three mobile sites across Cabarrus County.

The Summer Food Service Program aims to provide nutritious meals to children in need when school is not in session. This summer, the federally-funded program is on track to serve more than 27,000 nutritious meals in Cabarrus, alone. Free meals are provided daily at approved Summer Food Services Program sites. Cabarrus County also participates in a mobile feeding initiative, which delivers meals to children, directly.
 
Parents don’t need to apply to the program to get free summer breakfast or lunch for their kids—just come to a site and get in line. There is no registration process or income requirement to participate. Any child 18 and younger may come to eat at any of the local sites.
 
No Kid Hungry offers a texting tool that lets families find nearby free meal sites for their kids, based on their zip code. Just text FoodNC to 877877 and when you receive the prompt, enter your zip code. Within a few seconds, families will get a text with the sites nearest to them. To learn more about the Summer Food Service Program, visit nc.nokidhungry.org.
 
Plus, you won't want to miss these segments on this edition of CTW:
  • Summer entertainment around Cabarrus, July 18 and 19
  • BBQ and Baskets Disc Golf Tournament, North Cabarrus Park, July 20
  • Financial assistance for June 13 storm victims
  • Senior Dances; Concord Senior Center
    Hi-Liters – July 19
    The Tarheel Rhythm Band – July 26
    The Night Train – July 27
  • Senior employment program
  • Universal online continuing education courses
  • Summer reading program, Sea Turtles: Nest Diggers on Sandy Shores, July 16 and 17
  • TRYathlon, Frank Liske Park, July 27
  • Zombie doll craft night, Kannapolis Library, July 18
  • Ghost stories with John Tucker, Cabarrus Libraries, July 17 and 24
  • “Living Healthy with Diabetes” program, Kannapolis Library, July 23 through Aug. 27
  • Kannapolis Scholars Conference on Lifelong Nutrition for Health and Vitality, NC Research Campus or online, July 26
  • Aging services and support from Cabarrus County’s Department of Human Services