Henrico, Va. Sept. 25, 2020 — Monday is a Henrico County Public Schools student holiday in observance of Yom Kippur, and there will be no meals distribution that day. HCPS will resume free curbside pick-up service at all HCPS schools Tuesday, and bus stop neighborhood drop-off service Wednesday. When the service resumes, families will not only be able to pick up school meals — they’ll be able to get help registering to vote.

School sites and bus-stop sites will have voter registration information available, including registration forms and guidance on how to register online. Information will be available in English and Spanish for eligible students and family members who need to register before the Oct. 13 deadline.

To see a list of neighborhood bus stop drop-off sites and times, go to https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/ and click on “Free School Meals.”

School curbside pick-up service

Distribution of free meals take place at all elementary, middle and high schools.

  • Resumes Tuesday, Sept. 29 (Regular days are Monday through Thursday, with Friday meals distributed on Thursdays.)
  • 7-9 a.m.: Hot breakfasts (when available) and cold lunches.
  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Hot lunches as well as cold breakfasts for the next day.

Neighborhood drop-off distribution using school buses

HCPS buses distribute free school meals to neighborhoods two days a week. Participants should follow social distancing and mask guidelines at bus stops.

  • Resumes Wednesday, Sept. 30 (Regular days are Mondays and Wednesdays. On Mondays, buses usually distribute meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesdays, breakfasts and lunches are distributed for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as Monday breakfast.)
  • Buses make 30-minute stops at each location, between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Things to know about HCPS school meals service:

  • Free meals are available to any child 18 or younger at all HCPS school locations and identified bus stops.
  • Parents and guardians can pick up meals at any HCPS location regardless of where their student is enrolled.
  • Parents and guardians don’t need to provide student names or I.D. numbers to receive meals.
  • Families are strongly encouraged to apply for free and reduced-priced meals benefits, in order to participate after the current meals program expires Jan. 1, 2021.

In accordance with the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the universal meals distribution in effect since the spread of the pandemic in March will be continued through Dec. 31.