Travel Safety Initiatives
We want everyone to travel safely in Chapel Hill. The Police Department and area partners will continue speed enforcement and Watch for Me N.C. initiatives throughout the month of February. These initiatives are an effort to continue to preserve and enhance a safe community in which to travel, whether on two wheels, four wheels, two feet, or other methods.
Watch For Me N.C. is a statewide safety initiative designed to improve relationships on roads between people who drive, people who walk, people who roll and people who bike. People may receive helpful information, warnings, and in some cases, tickets for violations during these initiatives.
The Chapel Hill Police Department is taking additional steps to encourage safety among all travelers of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and throughout the community. You may notice an enhanced police presence along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The Watch For Me N.C. travel-safety initiative scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, is being moved from South Columbia Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. You will also notice temporary digital signs along the road to encourage safe-travel behaviors.
A Message from Mayor Pam Hemminger
Announcing Food For The Summer
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On behalf of the Food For The Summer Partnership, I am excited to help roll out ‘Food For The Summer’ – a new program for providing daily meals to our community’s under resourced children during the long summer break.
This new program will fill a void created by reduced access to regular meals for many of the roughly 3,300 children in our school district who rely on Free and Reduced Lunch each day.
The task of preparing and delivering food to children throughout the area is a big one but, through collaboration, the Food for The Summer alliance is up to the task.
During this first summer, our goal is to provide a nutritious lunch to 1,500 children each weekday. Food will be prepared by CHCCS food service staff and distributed to 20 meal sites by community volunteers.
Together we will make a difference!
|Chad Simpkins||Varsity Church||919-537-9293|
|Katie Hug||Program Coordinator||252-626-4135|
Food For The Summer partners
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, InterFaith Council, NC Department of Public Instruction, No Kid Hungry, Orange County, PORCH, TABLE, Town of Chapel Hill, Town of Carrboro, UNC, Varsity Church, Chapel Hill/Carrboro YMCA