6 Cafeterias To Open Wednesday To Feed Students

Updated 4:05pm – Johnston County Schools have announced a 7th school cafeteria will be open Wednesday. Glendale-Kenly Elementary will be open for lunch for students.

SMITHFIELD – Six Johnston County school cafeterias will be open this Wednesday, May 16th, the day Johnston County Schools will be closed for a Teachers Rally at the NC General Assembly in Raleigh.

Johnston County Schools has received approval from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to utilize their summer feeding program model to assist families in need of food on what was described by school officials as an “unplanned student vacation day.”

Dr. Ross Renfrow, Superintendent of Johnston County Public Schools, authorizing six cafeterias to open lunch on Wednesday in each region of Johnston County. They include:

Benson Elementary
Cooper Academy
Corinth-Holders Elementary
Four Oaks Elementary
Princeton Elementary
Selma Elementary

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on May 16 and will consist of a chicken sandwich, zucchini fire sticks, coleslaw, fruit and a milk. This meal will be free for students up to 18 years of age. Adults in attendance with their student will have the option to purchase a meal at a cost of $3.50.

It will be up to the students and their families to find transportation to one of the 6 cafeterias for lunch. School buses will not be running on Wednesday.