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Residents organizing to help one another

Everyone deserves to eat. Especially children.

When it was announced last week that public schools would be closed for at least two weeks, Davie residents went into action.

Starting Tuesday, Davie County Schools was providing free lunch and breakfast to anyone age 18 or younger. The meals are curbside pickup only from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at:

• Cooleemee Elementary;

• Cornatzer Elementary;

• Mocksville Elementary;

• South Davie Middle; and

• William R. Davie Elementary.

Parents are asked to remain in their vehicles while nutrition employees bring the number of meals needed.

A Storehouse for Jesus on Lexington Road in Mocksville has also modified its schedule. The medical clinic will be closed at least through March 26. The pharmacy will be open for clients needing refills.

The distribution ministry started a drive-through, food only distribution system. Volunteers will bring the food to your vehicle. Donations are not being accepted.

Rescue House Church in Mocksville is coordinating food distribution efforts, as well, also aimed at feeding school-age children.

Non perishable food donations will be accepted, and food distributed curb side only at Rescue House, Tuesdays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., 653 Wilkesboro St.

Families that may need help with delivery can call: Dee Ann Reavis, Mocksville Elementary counselor, at 336-904-3546; Aubrey Draughn, school social worker, at 336-705-1733; Chelsea Keaton, South Davie counselor, at 336-751-5941 or keatonnc@davie.k12.nc.us; or Barbara Weaver, William R. Davie counselor, at 336-972-1233.

“We are going to be able to help meet a basic need for families in our community,” said Draughn. “Taking care of each other during these times is truly what it’s all about and that’s what I was blessed to be a part of today. Family taking care of family equals community. And this community that I had the opportunity to collaborate, serve, communicate, visit and partner with today truly defines compassion. Compassion requires action,” she said.

“Today, I feel honored to live here, work here and raise my family here.”

Davie Senior Services is closed, but homebound meals and in-home services are being delivered and staff is on site to assist residents.