HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Hanover County will offer thousands of free meals to their residents Friday.
Those pre-packaged meals will be handed out at John M. Gandy Elementary School and Mechanicsville Elementary School between 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The food program is different from the program offering meals to students of Hanover County Public Schools.
In fact, the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund provided a grant to the Hanover Education Foundation working with the Hanover County Government and Hanover Public Schools. Those funds will provide 12,500 meals for Hanover residents.
Residents in need of food can drive through designated lanes at one of the two locations where food kits are being handed out, without having to get out of their cars. That way, it will require as little human contact as possible.
The kits are filled with ready-to-eat chicken salad, a tortilla, a bag of chips, granola bar, trail mix, a fruit roll up, and a juice box.
Depending on the demand, the county said they may schedule additional dates for meal pick-ups as long as supplies last.