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Richmond Public Schools distributes $1 million meals during pandemic

Posted at 4:11 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 16:11:30-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Richmond Public Schools announced a major milestone Thursday in their effort to make sure all students have meals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

School officials say RPS has prepared and distributed more than $1 million meals to families since schools closed in March.

“This milestone is absolutely remarkable and a true testament to how the RPS family has come together in this difficult time to support one another,” said RPS Superintendent Jason Kamras.

The milestone was made possible with the help of more than 4,000 volunteers for a combined total of nearly 14,000 volunteer hours.

“We are forever grateful to our nutrition workers, custodians, bus drivers, volunteers and so many others for being on the frontlines every day and making sure our students had access to nutritious meals,” Kamras added.

Now that the school year is over, RPS will continue to provide meals at 46 mobile stops and 4 school-based sites during the summer.

Additionally, Parks and Recreation will host food distribution at 21 recreation and community centers around the city. For more information for summer meal distribution, click here.

RPS is still accepting volunteers for food distribution and other summer programs. For more information, click here.