Prayer for a Pandemic

 May we who are merely inconvenienced
Remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
Remember those who are most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
Remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making the rent.
May we who have the flexibility of caring for our children when their schools close
Remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
Remember those who have no safe place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market
Remember those who have no margin at all.
May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
Remember those who have no home.
As fear grips our country
Let us choose love.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other
Let us find ways to be the loving embrace to our neighbors.

Author, Unknown

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Ralph Northam ordered all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks. Virginia will continue to explore and implement innovative approaches to provide meals to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch during this closure.  Hampton Roads schools are diligently carrying this out and making it possible to provide meals for those in 18 years of age and younger in need.

Foodbanks across Hampton Roads are working with Virginia to feed thousands of children and families in response to the coronavirus crisis above the every day demand. 


Schools will provide “grab-n-go” meals on a first-come, first-served basis. The meal bags contain one complete breakfast and one complete lunch. Children must be present to receive a meal bag Tues. March 17th - Fri. March 27th 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Azalea Gardens Middle
  • Booker T. Washington High 
  • Camp Allen Elementary 
  • Coleman Place Elementary 
  • James Monroe Elementary 
  • Lake Taylor School 
  • Norview Elementary 
  • Oceanair Elementary 
  • P. B. Young
  • Southside STEM Academy at Campostella 
  • St. Helena Elementary
  • Suburban Park Elementary
Virginia Beach

Meals will be provided on weekdays beginning Tues. March 17th, from 9 a.m. – noon, at the following schools:

  • Arrowhead Elementary
  • Bayside Elementary
  • Birdneck Elementary
  • Brookwood Elementary
  • College Park Elementary
  • Cooke Elementary
  • Green Run Elementary
  • Holland Elementary
  • Kempsville Meadows Elementary
  • Kings Grant Elementary
  • Luxford Elementary
  • Lynnhaven Elementary
  • Malibu Elementary
  • Newtown Elementary
  • Parkway Elementary
  • Pembroke Meadows Elementary
  • Point O'View Elementary
  • Rosemont Elementary
  • Seatack Elementary
  • Shelton Park Elementary
  • Tallwood Elementary
  • Thalia Elementary
  • White Oaks Elementary
  • Williams Elementary
  • Windsor Oaks Elementary
  • Windsor Woods Elementary
  • Woodstock Williams Elementary
  • Bayside Middle 
  • Bayside 6th Grade Campus
  • Brandon Middle
  • Corporate Landing Middle
  • Larkspur Middle
  • Lynnhaven Middle
  • Plaza Middle
  • Bayside High
  • Green Run High
  • Renaissance Academy

Isle of Wight

The pick-up meals will be available Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m 
  • Smithfield High School,
  • Georgie Tyler Middle School
  • Carrsville Elementary School.
Additionally, the schools will provide delivery services via school buses to the following areas throughout the county from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Jersey Park
  • Jersey Park Apartments
  • Red Oaks Mobile Community
  • Bradford Mews Apartments
  • Smithfield Apartments
  • Church Manor Apartments
  • Cedar Street Apartments
  • Rushmere Fire Department
  • Eagle Harbor Apartments
  • Camptown Park
  • Twin Ponds Mobile Community
  • Clydesdale Mobile Community
  • Georgie Tyler Apartments
  • Zuni Citgo
  • Windsor Community Center

Williamsburg & James City County

Meal plan “grab and go” bags include two days’ worth of breakfast and lunch items. They will be distributed from 8 a.m.-10 a.m. on Mon. Wed. & Fri. during the closure period.  Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA) will be available to provide free rides to and from these school locations to allow families to receive “grab and go” meals. Students must be present for families to pick up a meal.
  • James River Elementary School, Front Entrance 
  • James Blair Middle School, Bus Parking Lot 
  • Toano Middle School,  Front Entrance 
  • Warhill High School, Student Parking Lot 

The light shines in the darkness, 
the darkness
has not overcome it.

John 1:5



K-12 grade students, all  meals will consist of bagged food pick-up only.  One meal per child and that child must be physically present to receive the meal. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. and lunch from 12 noon until 1 p.m.
  • Churchland Middle School
  • Wilson High School
  •  I.C. Norcom High School

Newport News

The meals will be available for drive-through pick up only from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 
  • An Achievable Dream Academy
  • Epes Elementary School
  • Heritage High School
  • McIntosh Elementary School
  • Palmer Elementary School
  • Warwick High School



Tues. March 17th -  Fri. March 27th  “grab-n-go” lunch and breakfast items for students 10 a.m - 11:30 a.m.  
  • Oscar Smith High School
  • Southwestern Elementary
  • Carver Intermediate
  • G.A. Treakle Elementary
  • Thurgood Marshall Elementary
  • B.M. Williams Primary


Two packaged meals for pickup will be available Mon. - Fri. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Meals can be picked up at the site closest to where the student resides.
  • Aberdeen Elementary School
  • Cary Elementary School
  • Langley Elementary School
  • Moton Early Childhood Center
  • Hampton High School
  • Syms Middle School
  • Tarrant Middle School

Gloucester Count

On Mon. March 16 and Tues. March 17 the schools will provide “grab-and-go” meals for breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The meals can be picked up in the hallway outside of the main office at each school. More information will be provided on Tuesday.

York County

The school division will be providing “meals-to-go” bags to students in need of breakfast or lunch. The bags include enough food for multiple days and will initially be distributed on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lots of
  • Magruder Elementary School,
  • York High School,
  • Tabb High School.

York County

The school division will be providing “meals-to-go” bags to students in need of breakfast or lunch. The bags include enough food for multiple days and will initially be distributed on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lots of
  • Magruder Elementary School,
  • York High School,
  • Tabb High School.
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