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Wake County gives free breakfast, lunch to students during coronavirus pandemic

Wake County is offering meals for students and their families to pick up as schools close for at least two weeks duringĀ the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Several schools and community centers will serve as food distribution sites for Wake County families starting Tuesday, March 17.

Durham Schools will also begin a daily feeding program for Durham County children on Monday, March 23, similar to the summer meals initiative. That information is expected to be released this week.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools started their meal program on Monday. Volunteers gathering at Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill to get 1,000 meals ready. School buses then delivered the food to 20 sites in the district with each child getting a breakfast, lunch and snack.

At Northside, parents were able to drive through and pick up their children's meals. Both districts making the food available thanks to partnerships with community nonprofits, including churches.

Read full ABC11 coverageĀ here.