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Richmond Public Schools implements food-delivery sites

Richmond Public Schools has launched food-delivery sites in neighborhoods throughout the district to help feed students and families during school closures.
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Posted at 7:02 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 23:58:41-04

RICHMONDA, Va. -- Richmond Public Schools has launched food-delivery sites in neighborhoods throughout the district to help feed students and families during school closures.

In addition to school-based distribution sites, RPS has established multiple mobile sites for families to pick up food in the wake of school closures.

“It’s a basic need. Making sure our kids have food," Deanna Fierro, a teacher in Henrico County, said. "There’s a lot of people that posted online saying that they knew families or are families that can’t get to the locations... this is a concern that we worry about all year long, now it’s just right in front of everybody’s face.”

Richmond Public Schools are closed until at least April 13 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Virginia's governor ordered all public schools closed for two weeks starting March 16, in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The following food-delivery sites will operate Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning March 18.

Additionally, the following school-based sites are open Monday-Friday from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Armstrong High School
2300 Cool Ln, Richmond, VA 23223

Binford Middle School
1701 Floyd Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

Blackwell Elementary School
300 East 15th Street, Richmond, VA 23224

Boushall Middle School
3400 Hopkins Rd, Richmond, VA 23234

Broad Rock Elementary School
4615 Ferguson Ln, Richmond, VA 23234

Chimborazo Elementary School
3000 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23223
3000 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23223
Fisher Elementary School
Fisher Elementary School
3701 Garden Rd, Richmond, VA 23235
Francis Elementary School
Francis Elementary School
5146 Snead Rd, Richmond, VA 23224
George Mason Elementary School
George Mason Elementary School
813 N 28th St, Richmond, VA 23223
Ginter Park Elementary School
3817 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, VA 23227
3817 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, VA 23227
1745 Catalina Dr, Richmond, VA 23224
1745 Catalina Dr, Richmond, VA 23224
Greene Elementary School
1745 Catalina Dr, Richmond, VA 23224
1745 Catalina Dr, Richmond, VA 23224
G.W. Carver Elementary School *New site open 3/18/20*
1110 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220
1110 W Leigh St, Richmond, VA 23220
Huguenot High School
7945 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225
7945 Forest Hill Ave, Richmond, VA 23225
Lucille Brown Middle School
6300 Jahnke Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
6300 Jahnke Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
Miles Jones Elementary School
200 Beaufont Hills Dr, Richmond, VA 23225
MLK Middle School
1000 Mosby St, Richmond, VA 23223
1000 Mosby St, Richmond, VA 23223
Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School
2409 Webber Ave, Richmond, VA 23224
Reid Elementary School
1301 Whitehead Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
1301 Whitehead Rd, Richmond, VA 23225
Summer Hill Preschool
2717 Alexander Ave, Richmond, VA 23234
2717 Alexander Ave, Richmond, VA 23234
Wythe High School
4314 Crutchfield St, Richmond, VA 23225
4314 Crutchfield St, Richmond, VA 23225