Richmond Public Schools supplying food for students during closure

Expands meal delivery by using buses

Richmond Public Schools supplying food for students during closure
Richmond Public Schools unveiled a new logo in 2020. (Source: Richmond Public Schools)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Public Schools is supplying food for students while the schools are closed due to coronavirus concerns.

RPS families can pick up food between 9:30 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday. Families can go to any location to get food regardless of their home school.

Superintendent Jason Kamras said in a letter to families on the RPS website that families can also pick up multiple meals so they do not have to go back to the location every day.

“We recognize that some families may have difficulty getting to these centers. As a result, we are working on a limited neighborhood distribution strategy, but need a bit more time to work through the details. I’ll share more on this soon,” Kamras said.

Richmond Public Schools will be expanding its meal delivery by using buses to bring food to 34 locations around the city.

Buses will be at the locations for 30 minutes only.

RPS will also be closing 10 distribution sites.

These sites will stay open Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:

  • Boushall MS
  • Broad Rock ES
  • George Wythe HS
  • Miles Jones ES
  • Reid ES
  • Armstrong HS
  • MLK MS
  • Ginter Park ES
  • Binford MS
  • Carver ES
  • Swansboro ES

New sites are located:

  • Morningside Apartments, 1414 Newell Road
  • Stratford Hills Apartments, 2517 West Tremont Court
  • East End Branch Public Library

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