Outreach Center donates snack bags for school bus

Outreach Center donates snack bags for school bus
Posted on 05/13/2020
Morganton, NC – Monday, May 11, 2020

A local non profit in Morganton recently met the needs of some students through a special project.

Bianca Moses, director of community relations for the Outreach Center in Morganton, was inspired by the fleet of Burke County Public Schools school buses deployed after schools were closed due to COVID-19 to feed students multiple meals a day. She kept hearing parents say how they never knew how much a child could eat. It was then that Moses and her co-workers started putting together healthy snack bags.

Moses said, “I was a single mother of four boys, and I know how hard food can be, so my heart was very, very heavy. We know of many families that have multiple children and it is a lot of food to manage. Growing children do not just eat three meals a day … they snack too.”

In a matter of two days she was able to fill approximately 100 bags of snacks to place on bus 294 with hopes of broadening the project to include more buses. The bags were filled with items such as peanut butter crackers, granola bars, rice krispie bars, cracker jacks.

Dr. Bob Acord, BCPS director of transportation said, “It is awesome what The Outreach Center has done for bus 294. That really helps the students served on that particular route .. gives them a little extra something.”

BCPS Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam said, “I have seen in so many ways how our community is coming together to help provide for our students in need. This is one example. Thank you to The Outreach Center for thinking of our children and for providing snacks in this special way.”
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