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Sheetz giving kids in need a free meal every day

Posted April 2, 2020 8:04 a.m. EDT

Sheetz Kidz Meal Bagz program (photo courtesy Sheetz)

Sheetz has announced a new Kidz Meal Bagz program offering a free meal every day to children in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Meal Bagz will be available all day starting Thursday, April 2 for two weeks and then the program will be reevaluated based on community need.

Each meal includes a turkey sandwich, chips and a drink.

According to the company statement, "Families interested in taking advantage of the free Kidz Meal Bagz program should go to participating Sheetz locations and ask an employee at the register for a meal. Families will be offered one bag per child. Meals will be available daily while supplies last."

The Kidz Meal Bagz program will be available at 294 stores in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia.

“The spread of COVID-19 and subsequent school closures has left many children across the communities we serve without a reliable food source,” said Travis Sheetz, President & COO of Sheetz, Inc. “It is our hope Sheetz’s Kidz Meal Bagz program will make a small difference and provide nourishment to those in need during these uncertain times.”

Following is a list of participating stores around the Triangle:

4000 Lufkin Road, Apex, NC

4010 Convenience Lane, Cary, NC

1885 N Broad St, Fuquay-Varina, NC

40 Cabela Dr, Garner, NC 27529

1600 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville, NC

4801 Thornton Rd, Raleigh, NC

5200 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC

7900 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh , NC

9915 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh, NC

4660 Millbrook Green Drive, Raleigh, NC

7513 Ramble Way, Raleigh, NC

600 Corporate Center Dr., Raleigh, NC

1690 Benvenue Road, Rocky Mount, NC

157 North Old Carriage Road, Rocky Mount, NC

925 North Madison Blvd, Roxboro, NC

1895 S Franklin St, Wake Forest, NC

2829 Us Highway 70 West, Goldsboro, NC

6030 Village Park Dr, Knightdale, NC

9777 Us 70 Bus Hwy W, Clayton, NC

1990 NC 86 South, Hillsborough, NC

1100 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs NC

7520 NC 751, Durham, NC

1201 Portertown Rd, Greenville, NC

2521 North Memorial Dr, Greenville, NC

1695 W 5th Street, Washington, NC

650 Whitley Dr, Winterville, NC

2669 Maple Ave, Burlington,, NC

A full list of participating locations can be found on the Sheetz website at www.sheetz.com/news/kidzmeals

You will notice that some Sheetz locations in the Triangle are not on the list of participating Sheetz stores. Make sure you verify that your local Sheetz is participating before heading to the store.

In addition, we have reached out to the company to see if there is a way for children to receive the free meal without actually having to go in to the Sheetz locations to avoid unnecessary exposure.

According to Nick Ruffner, PR Manager at Sheetz, "Children do not have to be accompanied by a parent or family member to receive a free meal and meals can be redeemed through the drive-thru."

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