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Coronavirus: places to pick up free food for children in the Washington area

  • 21 Mar 2020

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We at the Law Office of Sandra Guzman Salvado understand that there are millions of families that are suffering the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish to help by offering information as to resources for those with children that may be in need. Couples who have divorced, or in the process of divorce, may not have the resources to take care of two households at this time. For this reason, resorting to the resources, offered by the local government, may be helpful. There are free meals that are distributed by all school systems in our region. These schools and centers offer food for students, in general, who are under 19 years of age. Click on the links with addresses and hours of the distribution centers.  

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  Meals are offered Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 29 locations in the city. Click here to see the list.  

MARYLAND

 
Montgomery County Public Schools
Montgomery County offers breakfast Monday through Friday. There are 20 locations for children under 18 years old. Meals will be distributed outside of the school building in a Grab-and-Go manner from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students do not have to present identification to receive meals. The County Department of Transportation offers free service on all Ride On buses for those who need transportation to distribution sites. Click here for locations.  
Prince George’s County Schools
In Prince George’s County, students can receive free breakfast and lunch in “grab and go” manner at 25 locations from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click here for the list of schools.  
Frederick County Public Schools
In Frederick County, starting this week, the school system offers free breakfast and lunch in 8 schools, to those under 18, from Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. To see the schools click here .  
Anne Arundel School System
In Anne Arundel County, meals are offered Monday through Friday at 31 schools and 21 mobile locations at 12:30 p.m. It is one of the few school systems that offers meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Delivery extends in some places until Sundays. Children do not have to be registered in the subsidy programs, but they must personally appear to collect the food. Click here  

VIRGINIA

 
Fairfax Public Schools
In Fairfax, meals are offered from Monday through Friday, in various educational centers, but in a “grab and go” manner. Breakfast is offered from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and lunch is offered from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The system has expanded distribution by bringing food to different neighborhoods through mobile units. More details at here.  
Arlington Public Schools
In Arlington, meals are offered from Monday through Friday in two schools in a “grab and go” manner outside the building from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School (200 S. Carlin Springs Road) and Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary School (3500 S. 23rd Street). For more details click the here.  
Alexandria Public Schools
In Alexandria, meals are offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in T.C. William High School. There are two ways to obtain food:
  1. Individual Takeout Meals: Any child, whether or not they are eligible for free or reduced price meals, may pick up a takeout meal in a bag. Enter through gate 14 between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
2.Family Meal Packages: You can order a family meal packet online, one day in advance, and pick it up outside the Recreation Center at door 14. If transportation is a problem, remember to check the box to request free meal delivery. Complete the form to request a family meal package here.  
Prince William Public Schools
In Prince William County, meals are offered Monday through Friday, breakfast and lunch is from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in different educational centers. Visit the website .  
Loudoun Public Schools
In Loudoun County, meals are offered Monday through Friday at each county school, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Students may take breakfast and lunch home. For more information, click here.

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