Food Access During School Closures

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    ACPS Student Meals Distribution Plan

    During the Emergency Closure of Schools due to COVID-19

    ACPS is providing breakfast and lunch meals for any ACPS student on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. 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 22302

    Multiple Grab-and-Go Meal Locations are also available (see below)


    Meals consist of cold breakfast and lunch meals, including fresh fruits and vegetables and sandwiches for multiple days, per student need.

    NOTE: We are currently not producing any meals that contain pork.

    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 non-essential gatherings. 

    Map of Meal Locations (PDF)


    Grab-and-Go Meal Locations

    ACPS has multiple “grab and go” meal locations for any ACPS student or child over the age of 2 to pick up breakfast and lunch.

    The sites are:   

    Mason Apartments at South Reynolds Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
    10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

    Brent Place Apartments at 375 South Reynolds Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
    11:20 - 11:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

    Ruby Tucker Family Center at 322 Tancil Court, Alexandria, VA 22314
    10:45 -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

    Please know that our normal ACPS distribution centers and sites will not be open on April 6, 8, and 10 during spring break. The ACPS meal hotline will not be operating during spring break.

    • On Friday, April 3, families will be able to pick up additional food at all ten ACPS food distribution sites to help them through spring break week.

    • On Saturday, April 4, the ALIVE! Food program will provide families with up to four grocery bags of food from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at John Adams Elementary School and Leonard 'Chick' Armstrong Recreation Center next to Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology. There will be an additional opportunity (to be determined) during the week of April 6-10 for families to have access to food from the ALIVE! Food program.

    • The City will be operating grab-and-go meal distribution from T.C. Williams High School (Chinquapin side) on Wednesday, April 8 and Friday, April 10 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (note the change in the start time).

    Other Food Resources in the City of Alexandria

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

  • 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)


    Call the FACE Center's Bilingual Parent Information Lines:

    • For Spanish, call 571-775-9719, Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
    • For Amharic, call 703-927-6866, Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
    • For Arabic, call 703-927-7095, Tuesday-Thursday (9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)