Meals & More
COVID-19: Meals & More

Translation available in Spanish and Russian (PDF).

We're here to help. As our community and world navigates the coronavirus situation, we're committed to doing our part to help provide needed meals to students.

Our Buncombe County Schools meal sites are below. Across North Carolina, you can find sites for student meals at no cost near you through an interactive map, or simply text ‘FOODNC’ to 877-877. In Spanish, text 'COMIDA' to 877-877.

Parents can also call 2-1-1 to speak with an operator who will help them locate meal sites in their community. The 2-1-1 service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services are provided in English, Spanish and many other languages.

Online Free/Reduced meal applications are still being accepted by our Nutrition team. If you anticipate needing this service when school resumes, you may submit this application now. (Families will need to complete the application again in the Fall for the 2020-2021 school year.)

Have a no-cost meal resource to share?
Email to suggest a resource.

Buncombe County Schools Breakfast/Lunch
BCS is working hard to keep all children fed during the COVID-19 pandemic.Buncombe County Schools is currently serving breakfast from 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays to anyone 2-18 years of age at the following locations. (Weekend meals will be distributed on Fridays during lunch times at all sites.) Please check this page for updated information.

• Barnardsville Elementary
• Black Mountain Primary
• Charles D. Owen High
• Emma Elementary
• Haw Creek Elementary
• Hominy Valley Elementary
• Johnston Elementary
• North Windy Ridge Intermediate
• Oakley Elementary
• W.W. Estes Elementary
• Weaverville Elementary
• West Buncombe Elementary
• Woodfin Elementary

In addition to our school meal sites, Buncombe County schools are delivering meals to high population areas of our community for children 2-18 years of age. Call 828-255-5932 to let us know about the needs in your area. (Please note, you must be in an area eligible for this service.)

*No identification is necessary to receive a meal.

YMCA Meals
The YMCA continues to host regular no-cost mobile produce markets, using pre-packed bags to prevent any additional exposure/contact. Additionally, weekend meals will be served on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Ferguson YMCA (31 Westridge Market Place, Candler, NC 28715).

Bounty & Soul
(Black Mountain)
Bounty & Soul will be hosting drive-thru pick up sites for participants to collect pre-made healthy food boxes. Sites are open on Tuesdays at the St. James Episcopal Church (424 W State St, Black Mountain, NC 28711) parking lot from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Fridays at Black Mountain Presbyterian Church (117 Montreat Rd, Black Mountain, NC 28711) parking lot from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Guests are asked not to arrive earlier than the scheduled times.

Local Restaurants
A list of local restaurants offering free meals for school-aged children is being maintained by Family Friendly Asheville.
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