Volunteer Walt Sharp of Siler City delivers groceries to Madeline Moffitt and her children Angel and Gary in Silver City. Kim Hawks / Carolina Public Press

In this episode of the Kicker, Emily Kraft, Benefits Outreach Manager for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina and Robert Rolfe, Child Nutrition. Director for Henderson County Schools talk with host Stephanie Carson. On this show they discuss increased food needs related to COVID-19 because of the economic downturn and schools moving to at-home schedules.

Food banks and pantries across the state are reporting increased need as people face job loss because of the economic downtown related to COVID-19. In addition, with schools being a major food distribution site for children facing food insecurity, schools systems are looking for new, innovative ways to meet those needs.
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Stephanie Carson is the former news and community partnerships manager at Carolina Public Press.

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