Henrico, Va. Oct. 14, 2020 — Henrico County Public Schools will continue offering free school meals to all students through the end of the 2020-21 school year, thanks to an extension of federal food aid designed to offer help during the coronavirus pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture had announced in September that it was extending two summer school meals programs — the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option — through the end of 2020. Friday it announced that the programs would continue until the end of the school year, after Congress passed funding for the measure.

HCPS’ School Nutrition Services Department has answered the challenge of a highly unusual school year by distributing free breakfasts and lunches to students using a two-pronged system. Nutrition staff members offer free curbside pick-up service at all HCPS schools, and team with HCPS Pupil Transportation Services to distribute free meals directly to 61 stops in Henrico County neighborhoods, using school buses. A list of meal distribution drop-off sites follows this message.

News about the extension of the USDA programs coincides with National School Lunch Week, an annual recognition of the impact healthy school meals can make on students’ achievement and well-being. This year’s National School Lunch Week is Oct. 12-16.

Some features of the continuing HCPS distribution plan:

  • 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.

School curbside service

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

  • Monday through Thursday (Friday meals are 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 distribution using school buses

HCPS buses will distribute free school meals to neighborhoods two days a week. Modifications are possible, based on demand and other logistical factors. Participants should follow social distancing and mask guidelines at bus stops.

  • Mondays and Wednesdays. On Mondays, buses will distribute meals for Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesdays, breakfasts and lunches will be distributed for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, as well as Monday breakfast.
  • Buses will make 30-minute stops at each location, between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Below is a current list of bus stops for school meals distribution. See an online map of school and bus stop distribution sites by going to https://tinyurl.com/HCPSMealsSites.

For more information, go to our Mission Forward page at https://henricoschools.us/returntoschool/ and click on “Free School Meals.”

Neighborhood meals distribution bus stops:

Bus Stop Location (Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Stop Time)

  • Watts Lane and Kings Point Drive (Harvie E.S., Fairfield M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Brookhill Road and Crenshaw Ave. (Laburnum E.S., L. Douglas Wilder M.S., Henrico H.S., 12:15-12:45 p.m.)
  • Old Route 301 and Grammarcy Circle (Chamberlayne E.S., Brookland M.S., Henrico H.S., 12:50-1:20 p.m.)
  • Newbridge Circle and mailboxes (Coventry Gardens Apartments) (Highland Springs E.S., Fairfield M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Newbridge Circle and Hawkes Lane (at Building 305) (Highland Springs E.S., Fairfield M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 12:05-12:35 p.m.)
  • Kenway Ave. (at swimming pool) (Arthur Ashe E.S., Fairfield M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 12:45-1:15 p.m.)
  • Bluestone Drive and Cool Lane (Ratcliffe E.S., Fairfield M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Delmont St. and Winston St. (Glen Lea E.S., L. Douglas Wilder M.S., Henrico H.S., 12:15-12:45 p.m.)
  • Delmont St. and Engleside Drive (Laburnum E.S., L. Douglas Wilder M.S., Henrico H.S., 12:50-1:20 p.m.)
  • Whiteside Road and Bradley Pines Circle (Seven Pines E.S., Elko M.S., Varina H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Betner Road and Betner Court (Seven Pines E.S., Elko M.S., Varina H.S., 12:15-12:45 p.m.)
  • Cornett St. and Cedarwood St. (Donahoe E.S., Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Hanover Road and Camero Court (Donahoe E.S., Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Dry Leaf Lane and Early Forest Circle (Donahoe E.S., Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 12:50-1:20 p.m.)
  • Subrenda Drive and Colleen Road (Sandston E.S., Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Wood Thrush Circle and Meadowlark Court (Adams E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Airport Drive and Airport Place (inside Oakmeade Apartments, at second entrance) (Fair Oaks E.S., Elko M.S., Highland Springs H.S., 12:55-1:25 p.m.)
  • Bull Run Court and Bull Run Drive (Mehfoud/Varina E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Varina H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Oakano Drive and Old Bronze Road (Baker E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Varina H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Millers Lane and Kings Drive (Montrose E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Varina H.S., 12:55-1:25 p.m.)
  • Henrico Arms Apartments at Darbytown Road (Ward E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Varina H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Shirleydale Ave. and Thalia Crescent (Ward E.S., John Rolfe M.S., Varina H.S., 12:05-12:35 p.m.)
  • Strangford Place and Glen Eagles Drive (Pinchbeck E.S., Quioccasin M.S., Mills Godwin H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Pleasant Run Drive and Milhaven Drive (Carver E.S., Pocahontas M.S., Mills Godwin H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Wilde Lake Drive and Shore View Drive (Nuckols Farm E.S., Pocahontas M.S., Mills Godwin H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Spring Oak Drive and Kilburn Circle (Short Pump E.S., Pocahontas M.S., Mills Godwin H.S., 12:05-12:35 p.m.)
  • Heritage Hill Drive and Constitution Drive (Pemberton E.S., Quioccasin M.S., Mills Godwin H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Pump Road and Castile Road (at entrance to Canterbury Square) (Maybeury E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Castile Road and Palace Way (Maybeury E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S., 12:45-1:15 p.m.)
  • Jamestown Apartments (at second entrance to apartments) (Maybeury E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Cloisters West (behind swimming pool) (Ridge E.S., Quioccasin M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Imperial Drive and Sir Walter Drive (Ridge E.S., Quioccasin M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S., 12:45-1:15 p.m.)
  • Tanelorn Drive and Spendthrift Drive (Jackson Davis E.S., Quioccasin M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Vollmer Road and Moorefield Road (Three Chopt E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Hungary Spring Road and Prestwick Road (Skipwith E.S., Quioccasin M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., 12:55-1:25 p.m.)
  • Mountainbrook Drive and Huntsmoor Drive (Gayton E.S., Pocahontas M.S., Mills Godwin H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Sweetbriar Road and Woodberry Road (Tuckahoe E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S., 12:15-12:45 p.m.)
  • Engel Road/Pollard Drive and West Club Lane (Crestview E.S., Tuckahoe M.S., Douglas Freeman H.S., 12:55-12:25 p.m.)
  • Sargeant Court and Sanctuary Drive (Trevvett E.S., Brookland M.S., Hermitage H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Virginia Center Parkway and Virginia Centerway Place (Longdale E.S., Brookland M.S., Hermitage H.S., 12:15-12:45 p.m.)
  • Jack Burd Lane and Shrader Road (Dumbarton E.S., Brookland M.S., Hermitage H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Cardinal Road and Cardinal Court (Dumbarton E.S., Brookland M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Wistar Village Drive and Sprenkle Lane (Johnson E.S., Brookland M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., 12:50-1:20 p.m.)
  • Elswick Lane and Shrader Road (Dumbarton E.S., Brookland M.S., Hermitage H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Eunice Court and Eunice Drive (Dumbarton E.S., Brookland M.S., Hermitage H.S., 12:05-12:35 p.m.)
  • Almora Ave. and Beth Road (Holladay E.S., Brookland M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Fox Rest Drive and Fernwood Street (Holladay E.S., Brookland M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Brook Run Drive and Cliffbrook Lane (Lakeside E.S., Moody M.S., Hermitage H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Townhouse Road (at mailboxes) (Johnson E.S., Brookland M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., 12:15-12:45 p.m.)
  • Magnolia Ridge Drive and Sherwin Place (Greenwood E.S., Hungary Creek M.S., Glen Allen H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Woodman Road and Blackburn Road (Greenwood E.S., Hungary Creek M.S., Glen Allen H.S., 12:15-12:45 p.m.)
  • Mill Place Trail and Mill Place Drive (Glen Allen E.S., Hungary Creek M.S., Glen Allen H.S., 1-1:30 p.m.)
  • Grey Oaks Park Road and Grey Oaks Park Drive (Kaechele E.S., Short Pump M.S., Deep Run H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Blue Ocean Lane and Calm Harbor Drive (Colonial Trail E.S., Short Pump M.S., Deep Run H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Arbor Creek Drive and Arbor Creek Way (Colonial Trail E.S., Quioccasin M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., 12:55-1:25 p.m.)
  • Fairlake Lane and Fairlake Court (Longan E.S., Holman M.S., J.R. Tucker H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Linsey Lakes Drive and Stone Lake Drive (Springfield Park E.S., Holman M.S., Glen Allen H.S., 12:15-12:45 p.m.)
  • Castle Point Road and Castle Point Lane (Echo Lake E.S., Hungary Creek M.S., Glen Allen H.S., 12:55-1:25 p.m.)
  • Maben Hill Run and Holman Ridge Road (Rivers Edge E.S., Holman M.S., Deep Run H.S., 11:30 a.m.-noon)
  • Orchard Park Drive and Orchard Park Court (Twin Hickory E.S., Short Pump M.S., Deep Run H.S., 12:10-12:40 p.m.)
  • Millstone Landing Drive and Morning Creek Road (Shady Grove E.S., Short Pump M.S., Deep Run H.S., 12:55-1:25 p.m.)