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Where Central Virginia students can get free meals this summer

Posted at 7:43 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 07:49:57-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- As school districts around Central Virginia entered into the start of the official summer break, several announced changes to meal distribution sites.

Those changes were announced in Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico School Districts, impacts when and where food can be picked up.

For Chesterfield students, the district announced an expanded summer feeding program to begin on June 15. Officials said during the pandemic, Chesterfield Schools surpassed 1 million meals to students -- and they hope to double that number.

The summer feeding program is set to run through August 31 and will include 17 Chesterfield school sites, serving breakfast, lunch, a snack, and dinner. It will also include 28 community locations offering the same thing, as well as three additional school sites offering just breakfast and lunch. Those meals are set to be handed out on Mondays and Thursdays.

Officials said three days' worth of meals would be provided on Mondays and four days' worth of meals would be provided on Thursdays. Any child between the ages of two and 18 are eligible to receive meals.

School sites serving breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon

• Bellwood Elementary
• Bensley Elementary
• Chalkley Elementary
• M. Christian Elementary
• Crenshaw Elementary
• Crestwood Elementary
• Davis Elementary
• Falling Creek Elementary
• Hening Elementary
• Hopkins Elementary
• Jacobs Road Elementary
• Providence Elementary
• Manchester Middle
• Matoaca Middle
• Thomas Dale High
• Matoaca High
• Meadowbrook High

Community sites serving breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner Mondays and Thursdays

• Holiday Mobile Park (11 a.m.-noon)
• Bermuda Trailer Park (11 a.m.-noon)
• Falling Creek Apartments (11 a.m.-noon)
• South Pointe Landing Apartments (11 a.m.-noon)
• Chester Library (11:15 a.m.-noon)
• Maisonette Apartments (11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)
• Winchester Green Apartments (11-11:30 a.m.)
• Colonial Ridge Apartments (11 a.m.-noon)
• Harbour East Village Mobile Home Park (11:40 a.m.-noon)
• Laketree Manor Apartments (11 a.m.-noon)
• Greenleigh Mobile Home Park (11 a.m.-noon)
• Heritage Point Apartments (11 a.m.-noon)
• Your Store (11:15-11:45 a.m.)
• Meadowbrook Apartments (11 a.m.-noon)
• Walmsley Terrace Apartments (11 a.m.-noon)
• Arnett’s Family Store (11:30 a.m.-noon)
• Ivy Walk Apartments (11-11:45 a.m.)
• Journey Christian Church (11 a.m.-noon)
• Chesterfield Village Apartments (11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)
• North Arch Village Apartments (11 a.m.-noon)
• Cross Creek Apartments (11:40 a.m.-12:10 p.m.)
• Pocoshock Ridge Apartments (11-11:30 a.m.)
• Ironbridge Church (11:15 a.m.-noon)
• Happy Hill Shopping Center (11:15-11:45 a.m.)
• Bensley Park (11:15-11:45 a.m.)
• Union Baptist Church (11:15 a.m.-noon)
• Ettrick Park (11:15 a.m.-noon)
• Ettrick-Matoaca Library (11:15 a.m.-noon)
• Suburban Village (11 a.m.-noon)

School sites serving breakfast and lunch only

Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.-noon
• Enon Elementary
• James River High
• Monacan High

Henrico Public Schools' meal distribution service also moved to a summer schedule Monday.

The grab and go service shifted some locations and reduced the number of sites from 15 to 14. The service was set to operate from Monday through Thursday between 11 a.m. and noon. On Thursdays, officials said parents could also pick up meals for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Locations for pickup included:

- Brookland Middle School, 9200 Lydell Drive, Henrico, Va. 23228
- Fairfield Middle School, 5121 Nine Mile Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
- Harvie Elementary School, 3401 Harvie Road, Henrico, Va. 23223
- Hermitage High School, 8301 Hungary Spring Road, Henrico, Va. 23228
- Highland Springs Elementary School, 600 Pleasant St., Highland Springs, Va. 23075
- Lakeside Elementary School, 6700 Cedar Croft St., Henrico, Va. 23228
- Longan Elementary School, 9200 Mapleview Ave., Henrico, Va. 23294
- Montrose Elementary School, 2820 Williamsburg Road, Henrico, Va. 23231
- Quioccasin Middle School, 9400 Quioccasin Road, Henrico, Va. 23238
- Ridge Elementary School, 8910 Three Chopt Road, Henrico, Va. 23229
- Sandston Elementary School, 7 Naglee Ave., Sandston, Va. 23150
- Varina High School, 7053 Messer Road, Henrico, Va. 23231
- Ward Elementary School, 3400 Darbytown Road, Henrico, Va. 23231
- L. Douglas Wilder Middle School, 6900 Wilkinson Road, Henrico, Va. 23227

Hanover County Public Schools announced they would consolidate their student meal service to two locations for the Summer beginning Monday.

Those locations for meal distribution included John M. Gandy Elementary School or Mechanicsville Elementary School.

Officials said grab and go breakfasts and lunches would be served curbside on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Staff was set to serve twice the number of meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays to ensure students have nutrition five days a week.

In Richmond, the district was asking for more volunteers available to assist at meal distribution sites to help finish out the school year strong before the summer meal program rolled out. Anyone interested was asked to click here.