Schools begin offering free lunch to students on the Peninsula

From 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., starting Tuesday
Posted at 6:56 AM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 06:56:06-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - For some kids, no school means uncertainty about where their next meal comes from.

Tens of thousands in our area qualify for free or reduced lunch. School districts are doing what they can to make sure these kids are fed.

From 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., starting Tuesday, Newport News students in need can pick up meals-to-go at Warwick High School and other city schools.

Portsmouth schools started handing out meals on Monday.

Churchland Middle School said about two dozen parents and children came out. It’s one of three locations giving out meals - roughly 600 each day.

This is a challenge all districts in our area have had to meet, but school leaders say they’re up to it.

Portsmouth schools says about 9,300 students in the district rely on free and reduced lunches.

For a full list of schools that are providing lunches for students in Hampton Roads, click here.