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Volunteers will step in to help feed students over spring break

SALISBURY – Rowan-Salisbury Schools bus drivers and nutrition workers who have been delivering meals for the past three weeks will be getting some time off thanks to spring break, which begins Monday.

With travel and business restricted as well as an order from the state to shelter in place, kids will be sticking around Salisbury for spring break and the district reached out to community groups to help feed students while normal staff  that delivers meals will be off of work. The district has pulled together a number of local organizations, mostly churches, who have volunteered to serve students during the break. Families will be able to pick up food from a number of locations listed at the end of this story.

Because of layoffs from the COVID-19 outbreak, RSS Chief Legal Officer April Kuhn said more families than usual are food insecure. Kuhn said the district is encouraging the volunteers to follow guidelines to serve the food safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic and that families should only get food as needed.

“The community support has just been amazing,” She said.

Meals will be distributed from April 6 to 10.

East Rowan community

• Carolina Family Church, 170 St Luke Church Rd., Salisbury, 28146: pick up at Erwin Middle car rider line. Monday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Grace Bible Church, 6725 Hwy. 152 E., Rockwell, 28138: Car rider pick up through awning on the side of the church. Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• St. James Lutheran Church and Wittenberg Lutheran Church, 131 W. Main St., Rockwell, 28138 (Corner of Rt. 52/152). Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Hot Dog Shack: bag lunch, with a hotdog, bag of chips and a drink for students only at 408 US-52, Granite Quarry, 28072. Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

• Rock Grove UMC, 1050 Rock Grove Church Rd., Salisbury 28146. Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Salisbury community

• Stallings Baptist Church, 817 S. Main St, Salisbury, 28144. Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• First Baptist Church First Ministry Center parking lot: 220 N. Fulton St., Salisbury 28144. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Gemstones & Compass Leadership with NSC Behavioral Concepts: Suntrust Building, 507 W. Innes St., Suite 105, Salisbury 28144. Friday, 1 – 3 p.m.

• Enon Baptist Church: bag of non-perishables 1875 Enon Church Rd., Salisbury 28147. Monday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

• Life Church: 708 Jake Alexander Blvd W, Salisbury, 28147. Monday and Thursday, noon – 1:30 pm

Southeast community

• Main Street Baptist Church: 1615 N. Main St., China Grove 28023. Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Grace Lutheran Church: 3020 Grace Church Rd, Salisbury 28147. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Grace City Church: 405 N. Bostian St., China Grove 28023. Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Faith Baptist Church: 203 N. Main St., Faith 28041. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Rock Grove UMC: 1050 Rock Grove Church Rd., Salisbury 28146. Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

West Rowan community

• West Rowan High School parking lot. Individual Bagged Lunches and non-perishable items. Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day, Monday through Friday. Lunches are being provided by Cove Church, South River UMC Church, Thyatira Presbyterian Church and Cornerstone Baptist Church.

North Rowan community

• Pick-up site: North Rowan High School parking lot. Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day, Monday through Friday. Lunches are being provided by Emmanuel Baptist Church, Crosslife Church and Calvary Baptist Church.

South Rowan community

• Main Street Mission, 305 S. Main St., China Grove 28023. Large food bag. Only come once Monday or Thursday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Piedmont Baptist Church, 5870 Wright Rd., Kannapolis 28081. Every weekday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 216 Rice St., Kannapolis 28081. Monday from 11 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

• Bethpage UMC — First Baptist of Enochville, 109 Fellowship Ave., Kannapolis, 28081 (off C St.). Tuesday and Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• He’s Alive, 1310 N Cannon Blvd., Kannapolis 28083. Every weekday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Grace City Church, 405 N. Bostian St., China Grove 28083. Tuesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• Brian’s Grill, 111 N Main St., China Grove, 28023. Hot dog and chips for school-age students. Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• UMC of Landis, 209 E Landis St., Landis, 28088 (behind Landis Post Office). Thursday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

• True Holiness Church of God 309 Rosemont Ave., Kannapolis 28081. Friday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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