APS News Release

APS Changes Grab-and-Go Meal Schedule to Three Days a Week

Shifts to Three-Day (Mon-Wed-Fri) Weekly Meal Pickup, Starting May 4

Beginning Mon, May 4, APS will change its grab-and-go meal schedule to three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – rather than five days per week. Five days of meals will still be available each week, but families will no longer need to come to the meal sites daily. APS is making this schedule change based on feedback to make meal pickup more convenient for families and to limit the exposure for families and staff.

Under the new model, there will be no reduction in meals provided to families. Monday pickup will include meals for Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday pickup will include meals for Wednesday and Thursday; and Friday pickup will include meals for Friday.

Beginning May 4, the grab-and-go meals, for all children aged 2-18, can be picked up at the following locations on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Families can pick up meals at the grab-and-go site closest to them.

Safe, No-Contact Meal Service:
APS reminds the community that meal pickup is safe and there are procedures in place to ensure there is no contact during meal preparation or pickup. APS Food and Nutrition Services staff are taking every precaution to provide a safe environment for families picking up meals. Staff are wearing the proper PPE (masks and gloves) and social distancing measures are in place for staff and families. Surfaces are cleaned frequently and bags of food are placed on tables for families to pick up, limiting contact.

Designating Volunteers:
Families who are unable to get to the meal sites can also designate a neighbor or family member to pick up food for their child(ren) by providing the name(s) and student ID number(s) for their child(ren) as well as the location they will pick up their meal from in advance. Families can either email this information to food.services@apsva.us or call 703-228-2129. The same procedure applies for families wishing to pick up meals without children present. Families need only email or call one time.

Additional Information
For more information on APS grab-and-go meals and other resources, visit: https://www.apsva.us/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/free-lunch-breakfasts-and-other-resources/.

For a full list of Arlington County food assistance services, visit: https://health.arlingtonva.us/covid-19-coronavirus-updates/food-financial-and-medical-assistance/