Curbside Meal Distribution

Curbside Meal Distribution
Posted on 09/04/2020
News Article ImageNovember 20, 2020 Updates: 

All curbside meal distribution sites will serve meals on Monday, November 23 for that day and Tuesday, November 24 for the rest of the week. There will be no meal service on Wednesday, November 25, Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 26), or Friday, November 27.

Regular meal service will resume Monday, November 30.

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We are excited to share with you an opportunity to volunteer at our schools.


Our food services staff is offering curbside meal distribution at five of our schools, serving free meals to children twice per week. This service has resulted in more than 30,800 breakfasts and 32,100 lunches being distributed so far this school year.

As we continue that service for the rest of the school year, we need your help.

Parents and other community members are encouraged to volunteer to assist with the curbside meal distribution, which occurs on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will help distribute the meals to families outside the five schools that serve as our distribution sites.

To sign up, please fill out this application. Please contact Margaret Hill with any questions.

We continue to take necessary COVID-19 precautions and limit visitors at our school buildings. This volunteer activity, which will be outdoors, is a way for you to help us serve other families in the county through this vital resource. 

Family and community engagement is vital to our success as a school division. While we know that opportunities remain limited to volunteer this year, we hope this possibility allows you to stay connected to our schools.
October 16, 2020 Update:

Effective Monday, October 19, the John M. Gandy Elementary School Meal Distribution Location will move from the bus loop to the back of the school located on School Street. The street can be accessed off Berkley Street near the School Board Office. Traffic will follow the signs and cones indicating where to go for meal pickup.

Original Message:

Hanover County Public Schools is offering curbside grab-and-go meals for Online School families at no charge on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meals can be picked up from the following locations:

- Battlefield Park Elementary School, 5501 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
- Beaverdam Elementary School, 15485 Beaverdam School Road, Beaverdam, VA 23015
- John M. Gandy Elementary School, 201 Archie Cannon Drive, Ashland, VA 23005
- Mechanicsville Elementary School, 7425 Mechanicsville Elementary Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
- South Anna Elementary School, 13122 Walton’s Tavern Road, Montpelier, VA 23192

If there is no school on a Monday, meals will be served the next day of school. More information on free school meals can be found here.

For more information about the curbside distribution program, please contact HCPS Food Services at (804) 365-4566.

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, disability, age, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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.

Hanover County Public Schools is an equal opportunity provider.
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