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New Free Meal Delivery Program Available For TCS Families


Last updated 5/4/2020 at 6:47am

Students enrolled in Transylvania County Schools are eligible to participate in the new Emergency Meals-to-You program, which will provide shelf-stable meals delivered to their homes for free. The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Baylor University and the Carolina Hunger Initiative at UNC.

Participants in the program will get an Emergency Meals-to-You box delivered to their home every two weeks for each child ages 1 through 18 in the household. Each box will include 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches – two meals per day for each child, for two weeks.

The boxes are packed for security, and because the food is shelf-stable, it doesn’t have to be refrigerated immediately. Those unable to receive their shipment on a given day should have a neighbor or family member get it. Receiving this benefit will not affect any other existing benefits.

How Do You Sign Up?

To sign up, fill out an online sign-up form and submit it as soon as possible. The deadline to complete the form is Monday, May 4. The online form can be found at

The enrollment process in North Carolina is being managed by the Carolina Hunger Initiative. A list of Frequently Asked Questions about the Emergency Meals-to-You program can be found at https://www.carolinahun

Important: By submitting an application, participants will be giving consent that their child’s free or reduced-price eligibility status, their school and their mailing address will be disclosed to and verified by Baylor and the Carolina Hunger Initiative, and will be used solely for the purpose of providing meals under the Meals-to-You program and for no other purpose. This relationship is between the parent and the Meals-to-You program.

Enrollment is only available for Transylvania County Schools for one week, so interested parties are encouraged to sign up immediately: the deadline is Monday, May 4.

Anyone who has questions can email the Carolina Hunger Initiative at [email protected]


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