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Summer program offers meals for students

Summer Nutrition Program

Summer nutrition program offers meals for students

Effective Monday, June 7, Gaston County Schools will offer its annual summer nutrition program at school and neighborhood locations across the county.

Meal distribution takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the various school sites.  Additionally, bus sites are available at four neighborhood locations.  A meal for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is provided on Thursday. Families may pick up a meal at any of the sites listed below. 

School Sites: June 7 - August 12
Pick up Monday - Thursday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

▪ Ashbrook High School, 2222 South New Hope Road, Gastonia

▪ H.H. Beam Elementary School, 200 Davis Park Road, Gastonia

▪ Bessemer City Central Elementary School, 1400 Puetts Chapel Road, Bessemer City

▪ Brookside Elementary School, 1925 Auten Road, Gastonia

▪ Carr Elementary School, 307 South Pine Street, Dallas

▪ Cherryville Elementary School, 700 East Academy Street, Cherryville

▪ Mount Holly Middle School, 124 South Hawthorne Street, Mount Holly

▪ North Belmont Elementary School, 210 School Street, Belmont

▪ North Gaston High School, 1133 Ratchford Road, Dallas

▪ Pleasant Ridge Elementary School, 1260 Floyd Lane, Gastonia

▪ Sherwood Elementary School, 1744 Dixon Road, Gastonia

▪ Springfield Elementary School, 900 South Main Street, Stanley

▪ Tryon Elementary School, 2620 Tryon Courthouse Road, Bessemer City

▪ Woodhill Elementary School, 1027 Woodhill Drive, Gastonia

School Sites: June 14 - July 30
Pick up Monday - Thursday between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

▪ W.C. Friday Middle School, 1221 Ratchford Road, Dallas

▪ Gardner Park Elementary School, 738 Armstrong Park Road, Gastonia 

▪ Grier Middle School, 1622 East Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia 

▪ Lingerfeldt Elementary School, 1601 Madison Street, Gastonia

▪ Sadler Elementary School, 3950 West Franklin Boulevard, Gastonia

In addition to the school sites, there are bus sites in four neighborhoods where families can pick up a meal.  See the list below.  

Bus Sites: June 7 - August 12
Pick up Monday - Thursday; times vary for each site 

▪ Cline Mobile Home Park, Cline School Road, Gastonia; 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.

▪ Lineberger Park, 632 East Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia; 12:15 - 12:40 p.m.

▪ Long Creek Apartments, Lower-Dallas Highway, Dallas; 10:45 - 11:20 a.m.

▪ High Shoals Recreational Park (picnic tables), 103 State Street, Lincolnton; 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Please note that all sites will be closed the week of Fourth of July (July 5-8).

How does the program work?

▪ You may pick up a meal at any of the sites regardless of where you live or attend school.

▪ When you arrive at a school site, look for the nutrition personnel in the front parking lot.  Look for the school bus at one of the four neighborhood locations.

▪ Go to the distribution area and ask for a meal.  The meal will be packaged in a bag.

▪ The meal is provided to children (age 18 and younger) free-of-charge.

▪ You should plan to take the meal with you – there is not a place to eat on-site.

If you have a question about our summer feeding program, call (704) 836-9110.