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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 10:51 AM

Gotta give our school system credit - "grab and go" meals available starting Tuesday

To our Henrico families,
While Henrico County Public Schools has closed its facilities to combat the spread of coronavirus, we know that many of our students depend on school lunches and breakfasts as a crucial part of their daily nutrition. Henrico Schools is addressing this need with a plan to set up sites throughout Henrico County to distribute free school meals.
Beginning Tuesday, March 17, six sites will open to distribute free “grab and go” school meals. Our students can pick up lunches and breakfasts each school day on a first-come, first-served basis. Food distribution is open to all students, regardless of what school they attend, as well as others under age 18. Please note that adults must be accompanied by each child under 18 who needs a meal. Pick-up hours are scheduled for 11 a.m. to noon, but hours and locations may increase, depending on demand.
The HCPS school nutrition staff will regularly assess student needs. Food availability and updates will be shared with HCPS families via our full slate of communication platforms, including www.henricoschools.us/covid19.
Where can your student pick up meals? Five schools will operate as hubs for distribution, where food will be prepared, packaged and distributed to students. Meals will also be transported to Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad 31 in Sandston, to be distributed. Locations may be expanded for the week of March 23-27, depending on demand. If the school closure period is extended past March 30, HCPS leaders will assess the status of the food distribution program.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 11:08 AM

1. Our school district is doing that & school bus food delivery along bus routes.

We have a high (32%+) poverty rate in our community, so many families depend on school meal programs.

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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 11:23 AM

2. Wow. That keeps the bus drivers paid too.

They are all hourly as far as I know.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 15, 2020, 11:46 AM

3. It's a great idea for those parents without transportation or who are at work.

The children will wait at the bus stop for the meal delivery. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Menus are online on the district website and have also been emailed to parents and guardians.

I have in-laws in your area with a new baby. Unfortunately, we’ll not be visiting anytime soon. It could be months before we can meet her.

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