PRESS RELEASE – March 16, 2020
As we all take precautions to protect ourselves and others from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we can not forget that our students and children still need good food.
There are many children in our community that rely on the free and reduced-price meals they receive at school. These meals may be the only nutritious food that they will receive on a given day. Therefore, FCPS is offering grab and go meals free of charge to children, 18 years and under, from low-income areas.
Each child will receive 5 breakfast and 5 lunch meals that meet USDA meal pattern requirements. The meals will consist of items that families can prepare at home as well as ready to eat items. Food safety guidelines and food preparation instructions will be included with the meals.
Meals may be picked up at the Fluvanna County High School cafeteria on Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18 from 7 a.m. -4 p.m. Per USDA guidelines, an adult must be accompanied by a child in order to receive the meals.
If assistance is needed with transportation, call the front office at your child’s school between 10 a.m. -3 p.m. to make arrangements for home delivery.
The USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
The Fluvanna Christian Service Society Food Pantry is also open from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday through Friday to distribute non-perishable food. Recipients must have identification and be a resident of Fluvanna County. The Pantry is located at the Carysbrook Complex in Fork Union.
Monetary donations to the Fluvanna County Food Pantry may be sent to:
Fluvanna Christian Service Society
PO Box 371
Fork Union, VA 23055
Donations of non-perishable food may be made at any of the school offices or the MACCA Office in Carysbrook.