Biltmore Church, HCPS to distribute fresh food boxes to families in need Thursday, Dec. 17

Press release from Biltmore Church:

Henderson County, N.C. — Through partnerships with Flavor 1st and the Henderson County Public Schools (HCPS) system, Biltmore Church will be distributing boxes of fresh produce and meat to local families in need on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020.

Flavor 1st Growers & Packers reached out to Biltmore Church in early December, looking for an opportunity to donate a total of 2,000 boxes of fresh produce and meat to families with children in Western North Carolina. Biltmore Church is collaborating with schools in both Buncombe and Henderson counties to ensure the food will benefit families who need it most. Flavor1st employees volunteered to pack all the 20lb boxes with fresh fruit, vegetables, and fully cooked chicken and sausage from the Flavor 1st farm, which daily distributes thousands of food boxes across the Southeast.

“Food insecurity is a challenge for many families throughout the year, and the holidays – especially this year – can be especially difficult,” said Superintendent Dr. John Bryant. “We are extremely grateful to Biltmore Church and Flavor 1st for their generous donation of food and volunteer hours to collaboratively meet the needs of our students and their families.”

In Henderson County, Biltmore Church members will assist HCPS staff in distributing 1,100 of the boxes to school families at 9 school sites and along 2 bus routes on Dec. 17. Boxes will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. For the health and safety of HCPS staff and Biltmore Church volunteers, individuals will be required to wear face coverings when picking up boxes on school campuses and at bus route locations.

Thanks to supplemental funding from the Henderson County Education Foundation, HCPS Child Nutrition Department and Maintenance staff will be operating the following food box pickup locations and bus routes:

School Pickup Sites (in car rider line)
4:00-6:30 p.m. – Bruce Drysdale Elementary, 271 Bearcat Blvd., Hendersonville

4:00-6:30 p.m. – East Henderson High, 150 Eagle Pride Dr., East Flat Rock

4:00-6:30 p.m. – North Henderson High, 35 Fruitland Rd., Hendersonville

4:00-6:30 p.m. – West Henderson High, 3600 Haywood Rd., Hendersonville

4:00-6:30 p.m. – Innovative High Schools, 300 East Campus Dr., Flat Rock

4:00-6:30 p.m. – Apple Valley Middle, 43 Fruitland Rd., Hendersonville

4:00-6:30 p.m. – Flat Rock Middle, 191 Preston Ln., East Flat Rock

4:00-6:30 p.m. – Hendersonville Middle, 825 N. Whitted St., Hendersonville

4:00-6:30 p.m. – Rugby Middle, 3345 Haywood Rd., Hendersonville

Bus Route 1
4:00-4:15 p.m. – Holbert Road

4:30-4:35 p.m. – Regency Loop

4:40-4:45 p.m. – Cedar Terrace Apartments

4:50-4:55 p.m. – Cedar Bluff Apartments

5:00-5:10 p.m. – Sugarloaf Apartments

5:15-5:20 p.m. – Conner Creek Mobile Park

5:25-5:30 p.m. – Ballantyne Apartments

5:35-5:40 p.m. – Brittany Place Apartments

5:50-6:05 p.m. – Ida Rodgers

6:10-6:15 p.m. – Bearwallow Trailer Park

Bus Route 2
4:15-4:20 p.m. – Dermid Circle

4:25-4:30 p.m. – Meadowlark Lane

4:40-4:45 p.m. – Lincoln Circle

4:50-4:55 p.m. – Walnut Tree Circle

5:05-5:10 p.m. – Otter Trail Lane

5:15-5:25 p.m. – King Creek

5:35-5:40 p.m. – Lyda’s Trailer Park/Hull Street

5:45-5:50 p.m. – Maple Village

5:55-6:00 p.m. – King Edward Lane/Case Street

6:10-6:15 p.m. – Dodd Meadows

6:20-6:25 p.m. – Shorty Collins

6:30-6:40 p.m. – Leisure Lane

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