HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Several local school districts will continue to provide free meals during winter break for all students.
Here's a list of the school districts that have announced their winter break schedule for food distribution:
School Nutrition will be offering free grab-n-go meals for children ages 18 and under at 23 school locations on Mondays and Wednesdays during Winter Break.
The dates of distribution will be December 21, 23, 28, and 30 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the following schools:
- Booker T. Washington High: 1111 Park Ave., 23504
- Granby High: 7101 Granby St., 23505
- Norview High: 6501 Chesapeake Blvd., 23513
- Azalea Gardens Middle: 7721 Azalea Garden Rd., 23518
- Lake Taylor School: 1380 Kempsville Rd., 23502
- Northside Middle: 8720 Granby St., 23503
- Bay View: 1434 Bay View Blvd., 23503
- Camp Allen: 501 “C” St., 23505
- Chesterfield: 2915 Westminster Ave., 23504
- Coleman Place: 2445 Palmyra St., 23513
- Crossroads: 8021 Old Ocean View Rd., 23505
- Larchmont: 1145 Bolling Ave., 23508
- James Monroe: 520 W. 29th St., 23508
- Ocean View: 350 W. Government Ave., 23503
- Oceanair: 600 Dudley Ave., 23503
- PB Young: 543 E. Olney Rd., 23510
- Sewells Point: 7928 Hampton Blvd., 23505
- Sherwood: 3035 Sherwood Forest Ln., 23513
- St. Helena: 903 S. Main St., 23523
- Campostella STEM: 1530 Cypress St., 23523
- Tanners Creek: 1335 Longdale Dr., 23518
- Tarrallton: 2080 Tarrallton Dr., 23518
- Willard: 1511 Willow Wood Dr., 23509
School Nutrition staff will continue to provide meals at no cost during the Winter Break. Meals will be available on Tuesday, December 22, and Tuesday, December 29 from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at each high school and at several community sites from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
School Distribution Sites:
- Oscar Smith High
- Hickory High
- Indian River High
- Grassfield High
- Western Branch
- Great Bridge High
- Deep Creek High
Community Distribution Sites:
- Peaceful Village
- Holly Cove
- Cuffee Center Library
- Forrest Cove
- McDonald Manor
- Harbor North/ The Rivers
Over the winter break, Meals-To-Go will only be available on December 21, 23, 28 and 30 from 4 to 5 p.m. Two meals will be distributed on these dates at the following sites:
- Discovery STEM Academy, 1712 Chestnut Avenue, 23607
- Newsome Park Elementary School, 4200 Marshall Avenue, 23607
- Achievable Dream Academy, 726 16th Street, 23607
- Crittenden Middle School, 6158 Jefferson Avenue, 23605
- Warwick High School, 51 Copeland Lane, 23601
- McIntosh Elementary School, 185 Richneck Road, 23608
- Epes Elementary School, 855 Lucas Creek Road, 23608
- Denbigh Early Childhood Center, 15638 Warwick Boulevard, 23608
Williasmburg- James City County
“Grab and Go” Meals will be available for pickup on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 from 8 – 11 a.m. These are the only two days that meals will be available during Winter Break. Students will receive meals for the duration of the school closure. Meals can be picked up at James River Elementary School, Toano Middle School, James Blair Middle School, and Matthew Whaley Elementary School.
The Suffolk Public Schools Nutritional Services provided two 5-day meal kits last week for families during Winter Break.
Meal kits included five complete breakfasts and lunches, along with heating instructions for items that are best enjoyed hot. No meals will be delivered between December 17 to January 3. Regular meal service will resume Monday Jan, 4.
Meal service will continue through Tuesday, Dec. 22, with bagged meals distributed at schools and delivered to selected neighborhoods as they have the last couple of weeks. However, these services will not be available during Winter Break. They will resume Monday, Jan. 4, 2021.
Anyone wanting to pick up meals for Winter Break should contact their nearest school as soon as possible.
Normally, while the division is in virtual instruction, all VB schools will be providing free breakfast and lunch (dinner has recently been added) Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., with the Friday bag containing breakfast and lunch for Saturday and Sunday. Meals may be picked up from any school, regardless of where your child is enrolled.
VBCPS also offers weekday meal delivery in multiple neighborhoods.
This list will be updated as more information comes along.