Feeding Pender County in Troubled Times

by | Mar 20, 2020 | Pender County

During these unprecedented times, it is so important for us to come together to help those in need.

With schools being out for an indefinite amount of time, it is imperative that we continue to provide food for the children as well as the adults in need.

Below is the most recent information we have in terms of how, when and where the public may pick up food for the kids from the local schools.

We have also included information for adults and families. With so much uncertainty for everyone, it feels good to be able to come together this way. If you have any more information for food pickup, please let us know at info@topsailmag.com.

Grab and Go Meals for the Kids
No cost Grab and Go breakfast and lunch will be provided Monday through Friday to all Pender County Schools students and anyone age 18 and younger through March 30.

The pickup sites are:
*Penderlea School
*Malpass Corner Elementary
*Burgaw Elementary
*Heide Trask High
*Topsail High
*Surf City Elementary/Middle

Services for Seniors
Pender Adult Services suspended activities at the senior centers effective Thursday, March 19. The last congregate meal was served on Wednesday, March 18.
Effective Tuesday, March 24, one hot meal will be provided for current congregate clients on a drive-through basis only. The client must call the Monday prior by 10 am to receive a meal the following Tuesday. The plan is for this to be a weekly meal on Tuesday only. They ask that clients please call to give them time to plan appropriately. Call (910) 259-9119, press 0 and speak to the receptionist or leave a message.

Effective Tuesday, March 24 and each Tuesday following, Home Delivered Meals clients and VAN RIDER Congregate clients will receive one hot and one cold home-delivered meal along with shelf meals for the week. PAS TRAN will be working on the details of delivering to VAN RIDER congregate clients.
RSVP Volunteers will deliver meals for home-delivery clients.

Effective Thursday, March 19, PAS TRAN will begin Medical Transportation ONLY. This procedure will be followed for at least the next 15 days but likely longer. We will re-evaluate as information is received.
If you are aware of other clients in need of meals, please let them know. If they have the resources, they will serve them.

For information call Pender Adult Services at (910) 259-9119.


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Brian Wilner

Brian Wilner

Living in the Hickory, North Carolina, area since I was a kid, my parents brought us to the North Carolina coast every summer — usually to the Outer Banks — so the salt life has always been part of me. When my daughter graduated from high school and started college in Raleigh, I immediately began to realize it was the perfect opportunity for me to go coastal. This area fits perfectly with my many hobbies, which include fishing, tennis, pickleball and golf. It’s difficult to describe to others how amazing the lifestyle is in southeastern North Carolina until you experience it for yourself! I have already met a plethora of amazing people in my sales and marketing position at Carolina Marketing Company, and I can’t wait to meet you!