Portsmouth to provide meals to students following school closures

Posted at 8:37 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 13:52:38-04

PORTSMOUTH, Va. - The City of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Public Schools are partnering to provide a food program for all Pre-K through 12th grade students.

The city will provide food services to all students following closures of schools due to coronavirus through March 20 and from March 23-27.

All meals will consist of bagged food for pick-up only. One meal is provided per child who must be physically there, according to city officials.

Portsmouth Public Schools will serve breakfast and lunch from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at the following locations:

  • Churchland Middle School: 4051 River Shore Rd.
  • Wilson High School: 1401 Elmhurst Lane
  • I.C. Norcom High School: 1801 London Blvd.

The City of Portsmouth will serve lunch and dinner from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m., at the following locations:

  • Social Services Building: 1701 High St.
  • Neighborhood Facility Recreation Center: 900 Elm Ave.
  • Cavalier Manor Recreation Center: 404 Viking Street
  • J.E. Parker Recreation Center: 2430 Turnpike Rd.
  • Fairwood Agape Baptist Church (3709 Elliott Avenue)

Additionally, officials are working with PRHA to distribute any leftover meals in housing communities.

For additional information, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism at (757) 393-8481.