Feeding Brunswick County in Troubled Times

by Mar 18, 2020Across the Cape Fear, Brunswick County, Featured, Online Exclusives

During these unprecedented times, it is so important for us to come together to help those in need.

With schools being out for an indefinite amount of time, it is imperative that we continue to provide food for the children as well as the adults in need. Below is the most recent information we have in terms of how, when and where the public may pick up food for the kids. This includes from the schools, ministries, food pantries and restaurants. We have also included information for adults and families. With so much uncertainty for everyone, it feels good to be able to come together this way.If you have any more information for food pickup, please let us know at info@southbrunswickmagazine.com.

The governor has ordered all schools closed until March 30. This week will be optional work days for staff. Brunswick County Schools is working non-stop to make this time as least disruptive as possible for students and families.
● Breakfast and lunch pickup meals are now available Monday through Friday for all students from 11 am to 1 pm at the three high school campuses. There is no charge for this service. Parents who cannot travel to a food distribution site at one of the high schools should contact their child’s school between 9 am and 2 pm so that BCS can gather information on the needs.
● Make sure to check out the online resources BCS has posted on the district website. Students are encouraged to participate in online instruction whether assigned by teachers or normal resources they use during the school day. BCS is awaiting guidance from the Department of Public Instruction for future instructional requirements.
● BCS continues to work with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and will follow their guidance as more decisions are made for all public schools and in the meantime will do everything possible in the best interest of students, staff and community members. They’ll have daily updates available so that you have the most recent information available via phone call and of course, make sure to check the district website and Facebook/Twitter pages for additional information.

Matthew’s Ministry, the organization that distributes food for children at schools on Fridays for the weekend, has three pickup days planned this week for students who are a part of the Backpack Program. Bags of food will be available at these locations for families to drive up and pick up their children’s food .

They are asking families to pick one site (each week) that works best for their schedule and location. A bag of food will be given for each child in the family. If you would like to donate to the nonprofit, please email the organization at matthewsministry@gmail.com

DISTRIBUTION SITES for March 18 to 20 Backpack Program:

*9 – 11 am – Beach Road Baptist Church – 4457 Flagship Avenue, Southport, NC
*11 am – 1 pm – New Creations Worship Center – 3127 George II Highway, Southport, NC
*4 – 6 pm – PC3 Leland – 1018 E. Grandiflora Drive, Suite E, Leland, NC
*4 – 6 pm – Camp United Methodist Church – 4807 Main Street, Shallotte, NC

*9 – 11 am – River of Life Church – 8411 Ocean Highway, Sunset Beach, NC
*1 – 3 pm – Seaside United Methodist Church – 1300 Seaside Road, Sunset Beach, NC

FRIDAY 3/20:
*9 – 11 am – Generations Church – 4019 Executive Park Boulvevard, Southport, NC
*10 am – 12 pm – Town Creek Baptist Church – 832 Green Hill Road, Leland, NC
*3 – 5 pm – The Leland Church (TLC) – 1107 Newpointe Boulevard, Suite 24, Leland, NC

Brunswick Senior Centers and Sites are all closed to the public until further notice. BSRI is working hard to provide meals to their participants during this closing. Staff will prepare meals for pick-up via drive through, and those currently receiving home-delivered meals will not have interruptions to their service. For more information, please visit the BSRI website at bsrinc.org.

Free egg and cheese sandwich for all children in the car.
Drive-Thru service
Leland – 1105 New Pointe Boulevard
(910) 383-8383
7:30 am – 2 pm, while schools are closed

Free kids’ meals to school-age children: child must be accompanied by an adult (no purchase by adult required) and restaurant reserves the right to determine the kids’ menu.
Shallotte – 4764-1 Main Street
(910) 754-8700
12 noon – 3 pm Monday – Friday

Free kids’ meals to school-age children: child must be accompanied by an adult (no purchase by adult required) & restaurant reserves the right to determine the kids’ menu.
Shallotte – 4812 Main Street
(910) 754-8700
Call for hours.

Kids eat free
Belville – 497 Olde Waterford Way, Unit 100
(910) 769-9036
7am – 4pm
March 16th – 20th

Free breakfast for school-age children
Drive-up/curbside service
Ocean Isle Beach – 6828 Beach Drive SW
(910) 579-6461
6am – 10:30am March 17th – 20th (may be extended, call for details)

Free Kids’ meal – daily from 10am – 10pm
Curbside pickup or delivery
Oak Island – 5827 E Oak Island Drive
(910) 933-4615

Visits to the food pantry will be by appointment only, and clients are urged to call ahead of time to ensure timely response and visits to the pantry. During such a crucial time of need, no client services will be disrupted and BFA will continue to provide services to the community they serve. If you are not an existing client, please call and FA will complete the intake process over the phone. For an appointment, please call: (910) 754-4766
BFA Food Pantry Locations:
Leland – 324-1 Village Road
Shallotte – 4600-10 Main Street