Food Access During School Closures

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  • ACPS’ current food distribution model will remain the same throughout the summer until August 21, 2020. 

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  • ACPS Student Meals Distribution Plan

    During the Emergency Closure of Schools due to COVID-19

    ACPS has multiple distribution meal site locations throughout Alexandria for all ACPS students and children over the age of two. 

    GRAB-AND-GO MEAL LOCATIONS:

    Grab and Go meals are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and noon at the following locations:

    • William Ramsay Elementary School
      5700 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22311
    • Francis C. Hammond Middle School
      4646 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304
    • Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology
      3600 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22305
    • Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School
      1501 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
    • T.C. Williams High School
      3330 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22304

    And available at our “Pop-Up” sites located at:

    • Mason Apartments at South Reynolds Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
      10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Brent Place Apartments at 375 South Reynolds Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
      11:20 to 11:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Ruby Tucker Family Center at 322 Tancil Court, Alexandria, VA 22314
      10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Community Lodgings at 607 Notabene Drive, Alexandria, VA 22305
      10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Old Towne West Apartments (parking lot) at 500 South Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
      11:20 to 11:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Corner of Florence Drive and Four Mile Road, Alexandria, VA 22305
      10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    • The Fields at 4309 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
      10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
    • Bennington Crossing Apartments at 441 North Armistead Street, Alexandria, VA 22312
      11:30 a.m. to noon, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

    NO SIGN UP OR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE MEALS.

    Meals consist of breakfast and lunch and include, for example, fresh fruits and vegetables and sandwiches for multiple days.

    NOTE: No food distribution will occur on Tuesdays or Thursdays. The limited days for distribution is to support the practice of social distancing and to limit social gatherings. Meals for two days will be provided on Mondays and Wednesdays, and meals for three days will be provided on Fridays.

    Other Food Resources in the City of Alexandria

    For food pantry locations and schedules in Alexandria, visit www.hungerfreealexandria.com or call ‪703-662-1067.

    SAFETY REMINDER:

    Please remember to observe social distancing practices while at the food distribution site by maintaining six feet of personal space between you and other families or individuals.

    Anyone exhibiting symptoms of a respiratory illness like fever, runny nose, sore throat, coughing or difficulty breathing on the day of food distribution or in the previous 24 hours should not visit a food distribution site but call a healthcare provider instead. If you do not have a primary care physician and are not enrolled in a clinic, you may CALL an urgent care center or emergency room.

    Media Release - DC CEP and Applications SY 20-21 (PDF)

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  • Questions? Or Need Translation?

    Send us your question in Spanish, Arabic or Amharic:

    • Text ACPSMEALS to 797979 (English and Spanish) 
    • Call or text 703-927-6866 (Amharic)
    • Call or text 703-927-7095 (Arabic)

    OR

    Call the FACE Center's Bilingual Parent Information Lines, Monday - Friday (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.):

    • For Spanish/English, call 571-775-9719
    • For Amharic/English, call 703-927-6866
    • For Arabic/English, call 703-927-7095