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PLEASE NOTE: We are grateful that the Commonwealth of Virginia has adopted the USDA’s waiver, released on Thursday, March 26, allowing school divisions to distribute meals to a parent or guardian without children present during the COVID-19 emergency. We are anxiously awaiting guidance from the state on the implementation of the waiver. Until that time, children must be present to receive the meals at APS grab-and-go sites.


APS to Expand Grab-and-Go Meal Sites to Five Locations Beginning on Wed, March 25

Beginning Wed, March 25, APS will expand the number of sites that provide free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches to five locations to better reach families. Meals will be set up outside the building for distribution from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Please note that APS is continuing to evaluate this meal service plan based on the extended school closures now in effect through the end of the school year. Any additional changes to meal services will be communicated when decisions are made about how to best serve our students and families during this time. The Commonwealth of Virginia in collaboration with many organizations, including No Kid Hungry are exploring ways to ensure that access to free meals continues for children and may include deploying funds for maximum impact and to reach those who need it most.

Meals will be provided Monday-Friday at the sites/times as follows:

Kenmore Middle School
200 S. Carlin Springs Road
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School
3500 S. 23rd Street
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Barrett Elementary School – Beginning Wed, March 25
4401 N Henderson Rd
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Campbell Elementary School – Beginning Wed, March 25
737 S Carlin Springs Rd
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Randolph Elementary School – Beginning Wed, March 25
1306 S Quincy St
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

APS will provide one lunch for that day and one breakfast to take home for the following day. These meals will be free to any child aged 2 to 18. We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and make adjustments as needed.

Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.  

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

 (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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