Henrico, Va., Feb. 19, 2021 — As in-person students gradually return to school, there will be some changes to Henrico County Public Schools’ free meals service beginning in February and March, to accommodate the blend of both in-person and virtual students:

  • From Feb. 22-March 5, curbside service will be available only at middle and high school sites on Mondays and Tuesdays (where all families are invited to pick up meals), and at all participating school sites (including elementary school sites) on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Also starting the week of Feb. 22, neighborhood bus-stop meals service will be provided on Wednesdays only, when families can pick up bulk meals for five days.
  • On March 5, those using the curbside service will be able to get meals for the following Monday and Tuesday.
  • Starting the week of March 8, curbside service will also move to Wednesdays only, offering students bulk meals at current school facility curbside locations. This means that all curbside and bus delivery meal services will take place in bulk, one day a week, on Wednesdays only (with the first Wednesday being March 10).

Under the new timeline for a gradual return to in-person learning, each week contains a “Wellness Wednesday,” characterized by two hours of teacher-led virtual learning for elementary schools, more independent learning time, academic and social-emotional support, teacher planning and professional learning time, and additional deep cleaning of schools. Because in-person students will not be on campuses on Wednesdays, traffic will be minimized for families picking up school meals. 

Schools offering curbside service will remain the same until further notice, as will the bus-stop sites for neighborhood distribution. To see a current list of schools offering curbside meals pickup as well as a list of neighborhood bus-stop dropoff sites, go to https://henricoschools.us/free-school-meals/. HCPS will continue offering free school meals to all students through the end of the 2020-21 school year, using a blend of distribution systems.

Revised HCPS school meals curbside and bus-stop distribution services:

Monday, Feb. 22

  • Curbside meals pickup from 7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (middle and high school sites only — all families are invited to pick up meals).
  • Bus-stop site meals distribution moves to Wednesdays only, with bulk meal pickup for families. (There will be no bus-stop meal delivery Feb. 22.)

Tuesday, Feb. 23

  • Curbside meals pickup from 7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (middle and high school sites only — all families are invited to pick up meals).

Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • Curbside meals pickup from 7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (all sites).
  • Neighborhood bus stop meals delivery service, with bulk meal pickup for families.

Thursday, Feb. 25

  • Curbside meals pickup from 7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (all sites).

Friday, Feb. 26

  • Curbside meals pickup from 7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (all sites).

Monday, March 1

  • Curbside meals pickup from 7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (middle and high school sites only — all families are invited to pick up meals).

Tuesday, March 2

  • Curbside meals pickup from 7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (middle and high school sites only — all families are invited to pick up meals).

Wednesday, March 3

  • Curbside meals pickup from 7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (all sites).
  • Neighborhood bus stop meals delivery service, with bulk meal pickup for families.

Thursday, March 4

  • Curbside meals pickup from 7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (all sites).

Friday, March 5

  • Curbside meals pickup from 7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (all sites).
  • Meals sent home for March 8 and 9.

Week of March 8

  • Curbside distribution moves to Wednesdays only (7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at all sites), with bulk meal pickup for families. This means that all curbside and bus delivery meal services will take place in bulk, one day a week, on Wednesdays only (with the first Wednesday being March 10).