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Bladen County Works Together During the Coronavirus Outbreak 

Tuesday morning, Bladen County Schools received a donation from Bladen Community College to help with their newly implemented nutrition plan. Bladen County Sheriff,’ Jim McVicker, and Bladen County Emergency Services Director, Nathan Dowless, and other emergency workers delivered the boxes of donations to the Schools’ office on Tuesday morning.

Amy Stanley, Director of School Nutrition, and other Bladen County Schools staff members unpack the much-needed gloves and supplies before the school buses and churches start helping deliver meals to students.

As part of the new nutrition plan, nine yellow school buses are delivering meals to students in the eastern part of the county, starting at 11:00 AM. The buses run a similar route as they do for school pick up and drop off, but with slight changes to the route and times.

The schools that are in the delivery route are Bladen Lakes, East Arcadia, East Bladen, and Clarkton School of Discovery. Households in the bus delivery areas have been notified by phone call, email, and text message of their delivery time.

Area churches are delivering meals to students in the central and western parts of the county, starting at 11:00 AM. Churches will use their church van/s to assist with the deliveries.

Churches helping with delivery are Bethlehem UMC, Bladen Baptist Association, Bladenboro First Baptist, First Baptist Church Clarkton, Dublin First Baptist Church, Foundation Bible, Galeed Baptist, Hickory Grove Baptist, Lake Church, St. Thomas AME, Tar Heel Baptist, and Wesley’s Chapel UMC.

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The feeding sites at the schools will remain open for pick up of meals. Those school sites are Bladenboro Middle, Clarkton School of Discovery, East Arcadia, Elizabethtown Middle, West Bladen High, Tar Heel Middle, and Bladen Lakes Primary. Meals are available from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the school sites.

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