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Gov. Roy Cooper has announced an app that parents who need food assistance for their children can use.
All parents need to do is text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877.
After entering the address, parents will receive a text with the location and serving times for nearby pick-up and drive-thru free meal sites while schools are closed.
Parents can also call 2-1-1 to speak with an operator who will help them locate meal sites in their community.
The 2-1-1 service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and services are provided in English, Spanish, and many other languages.
No Kid Hungry has created a map of local school sites, community organizations and food assistance programs across North Carolina where families can access food.
The interactive map can be viewed at nokidhungrync.org/covid19/ and is updated daily.