As Schools Close Over Coronavirus, Students Can Still Get Lunch at These Locations

March 25, 2020
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Kids who will be out of school due to the coronavirus pandemic can still get lunch at various locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. 


**UPDATE - DCPS schools will be closed for students through April 24. Additional food locations will be added beginning April 1 at the following schools:

  • Francis-Stevens Elementary School
  • Hendley Elementary School
  • Langdon Elementary School
  • Marie Reed Elementary School
  • Miner Elementary School
  • Ron Brown High School
  • Simon Elementary School
  • Thomson Elementary School
  • Truesdell Education Campus
  • Wilson High School

Every weekday from March 16 to March 31, meals will be available to all D.C. Public School -- and non-DCPS -- students from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Here's the list: 

* Anacostia High School
* Ballou High School
* Banneker High School
* Brookland Middle School
* Cardozo Education Campus
* Columbia Heights Education Campus
* Coolidge High School
* Eastern High School
* Jefferson Middle School
* Kelly Miller Middle School
* Kimball Elementary School
* LaSalle-Backus Education Campus
* McKinley Education Campus
* Roosevelt High School 
* Stanton Elementary School
* Thomas Elementary School 
* Walker-Jones Education Campus
* Wheatley Education Campus 
* Woodson High School

D.C. Public Charter Schools will also provide meals at the locations below:

Ward 4

* Paul PCS - 1345 Potomac Avenue, SE  - 5800 8th Street NW
* Capital City PCS - 1375 E Street, SE - 100 Peabody Street, NW

Ward 5

* Friendship Armstrong PCS - 1400 First Street, NW
* Friendship Woodridge International PCS - 2959 Carlton Avenue, NE
* Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy PCS - 1404 Jackson Street, NE
* KIPP College Prep - 1405 Brentwood Parkway, NE

Ward 6

* Howard University Middle School of Math and Science PCS - Outside of Shaw Metro Station
* Friendship Chamberlain PCS - 1345 Potomac Avenue, SE
* Kingsman Academy PCS - 1375 E Street, SE

Ward 7

* Friendship Blow-Pierce PCS - 725 19th Street, NE
* Friendship Collegiate PCS - 4095 Minnesota Avenue, NE
* KIPP Smilow Facility (Arts & Tech, Quest, Valor) - 5300 Blaine Street, NE
* Rocketship Legacy Prep PCS - 4250 Massachusetts Avenue, SE
* IDEA PCS - 1027 45th Street NE

Ward 8

* Friendship Southeast PCS - 645 Milwaukee Place, SE
* Friendship Technology Prep PCS - 2705 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE
* Ingenuity Prep PCS - 4600 Livingston Road, SE
* KIPP Somerset PCS - 3301 Wheeler Road, SE
* KIPP Douglass Facility (Discover, Heights, AIM) - 2600 Douglass Road, SE
* National Collegiate Prep - 4600 Livingston Road, SE
* Rocketship Rise PCS - 2335 Raynolds Place, SE
* Early Childhood Academy PCS - 885 Barnaby Street, SE
* Thurgood Marshall Academy PCS - 2427 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, SE
* Howard University Middle School of Math and Science PCS - Outside of Anacostia Metro Station
* Eagle Academy PCS - 3400 Wheeler Road, SE


**UPDATE: More schools have been added.

**UPDATE: All Maryland schools closed through April 24. 

In Prince George's County, any student with or without a parent/guardian may go to any one of the below sites to pick up both meals and a snack between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Adults may not pick up meals for children. There will be school system staff in the cafeteria or parking lot, depending on weather, to distribute the meals. 

The county will monitor demand and add more sites if needed. 

* Andrew Jackson Academy
* Benjamin Tasker Middle School
* Buck Lodge Middle School
* Calverton Elementary
* Carmody Hills Elementary
* Clinton Grove Elementary
* District Heights Elementary
* Drew-Freeman Middle School
* Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School
* Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary
* Hillcrest Heights Elementary
* J. Frank Dent Elementary
* John Bayne Elementary
* Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary
* Kenmoor Middle School
* Kettering Middle School
* Langley Park McCormick Elementary
* Laurel Elementary
* Lewisdale Elementary
* Longfields Elementary
* Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
* Nicholas Orem Middle School
* Oxon Hill Middle School
* Port Towns Elementary
* Samuel Chase Elementary
* Springhill Lake Elementary
* Stephen Decatur Middle School
* Suitland Elementary
* Templeton Elementary
* Thomas S. Stone Elementary
* Thurgood Marshall Middle School
* Waldon Woods Elementary
* Walker Mill Middle School
* William Paca Elementary
* William Wirt Middle School

Montgomery County is providing free breakfast and lunch to all school-aged children 18 years old and younger, and all MCPS students (regardless of their ages).

The meals, which are being provided in a "grab-and-go" format, will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The locations are as follows

* Arcola Elementary, 1820 Franwall Avenue, Silver Spring
* Brown Station Elementary, 851 Quince Orchard Blvd. Gaithersburg
* Captain James Daly Elementary, 20301 Brandermill Dr., Germantown
* Greencastle Elementary, 13611 Robey Rd. Silver Spring
* Harmony Hall Elementary, 13407 Lydia St., Silver Spring
* Jackson Road Elementary, 900 Jackson Rd., Silver Spring
* JoAnn Leleck at Broad Acres Elementary, 710 Beacon Rd., Silver Spring
* Rolling Terrace Elementary, 705 Bayfield St., Silver Spring
* Roscoe Nix Elementary, 1100 Corliss St., Silver Spring
* Judith Resnik Elementary, 7301 Hadley Farms Dr. Gaithersburg
* Weller Road Elementary, 3301 Weller Rd., Silver Spring
* Argyle Middle, 2400 Bel Pre Rd., Silver Spring
* Forest Oak Middle, 651 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd., Gaithersburg
* Gaithersburg Middle, 2 Teachers Way, Gaithersburg
* Parkland Middle, 4610 W. Frankfort Dr., Rockville
* Earle B. Wood, 14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville
* Montgomery Blair High, 51 University Blvd. East, Silver Spring
* Clarksburg High, 22500 Wims Rd., Clarksburg
* Albert Einstein High, 11135 Newport Miller Rd., Kensington
* Northwest High, 13501 Richter Farm Rd, Germantown
* Paint Branch High, 14121 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
* Watkins Mill High, 10301 Apple Ridge Rd., Gaithersburg

In Frederick County, schools are providing breakfast "to-go" from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and lunches are served "to-go" from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., weekdays, from the following locations: 

* Ballenger Creek Elementary
* Crestwood Middle
* Frederick High
* Hillcrest Elementary
* Lincoln Elementary
* Monocacy Elementary
* North Frederick Elementary
* Waverley Elementary

For bagged lunches "to go" and Grab N Go suppers, look for the bright yellow school buses at the following community locations, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Starting Monday, March 23)

* Brunswick - Rite Aid Parking Lot, Brunswick Heights Shopping Center, 92 Souder Road, Brunswick
* Buckeystown United Methodist Church -  Parking Lot, 3440 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick
* Concord Mobile Homes Park Community - 4828 Pioneer Circle, Jefferson
* Jubilee Foods - Parking Lot at 515 E. Main Street, Emmitsburg
* Heather Ridge - School Parking Lot, 1445 Taney Avenue, Frederick
* Lucas Village Community Center - 111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Frederick
* Max Kehne Ball Field - Parking Lot, 1100 West 7th Street, Frederick
* New Market Shopping Center - Parking Lot, PNC Bank Location, 11717 Old National Pike, New Market
* Thurmont  Elementary - School Parking Lot, 805 E. Main Street, Thurmont
* Walkersville - Discovery Shopping Center Parking Lot (Goodwill Store), 8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville

Charles County is providing free meals for all children 18 and younger from March 16 to 27. The curbside distribution of breakfast packs and cold, bagged meals will take place at eight sites:

* Henry E. Lackey High School
* Maurice J. McDonough High School
* St. Charles High School
* Westlake High School
* Milton M. Somers Middle School
* Indian Head Elementary School
* Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School
* J.P. Ryon Elementary School

Howard County is providing free “Grab-N-Go” meals to anyone age 18 and under and/or any HCPSS student, regardless of age. Meals will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., weekdays, through March 27.

Participants will be given a Grab-N-Go lunch and dinner for that day, as well as a Grab-N-Go breakfast for the following day. 

* Howard High School, 8700 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City
* Oakland Mills Middle School, 9540 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia
* Swansfield Elementary School, 5610 Cedar Lane, Columbia
* Cradlerock Elementary School/Lake Elkhorn Middle School, 6680 Cradlerock Way, Columbia

Mobile Sites 

* Laurel Woods Elementary School Parking Lot, 9250 North Laurel Road, Laurel
* Ducketts Lane Elementary School Parking Lot, 6501 Ducketts Lane, Elkridge
* Bushy Park Elementary School Parking Lot, 14601 Carrs Mill Road, Glenwood
* Monarch Mills Apartments, 7600 Monarch Mills Way, Columbia
* Forest Ridge Apartments, 5890 Stevens Forest Rd, Columbia

Anne Arundel is providing meals for studenst from noon to 12:30 p.m. each weekday during the shutdown at these locations: 

* Annapolis High
* Annapolis Middle
* Bates Middle
* Belle Grove Elementary
* Brooklyn Park Elementary
* Brooklyn Park Middle
* Carrie Weedon Early Education Center
* Eastport Elementary
* Freetown Elementary
* George Cromwell Elementary
* Georgetown East Elementary
* Germantown Elementary
* Glen Burnie High
* Glen Burnie Park Elementary
* Glendale Elementary
* Lothian Elementary
* MacArthur Middle
* Marley Elementary
* Meade Heights Elementary
* Meade Middle
* Mills Parole Elementary
* North County High
* North Glen Elementary
* Old Mill Middle North
* Park Elementary
* Point Pleasant Elementary
* Rippling Woods Elementary
* Southgate Elementary
* Tyler Heights Elementary
* Van Bokkelen Elementary
* Woodside Elementary


**UPDATE: All Virginia schools closed through April 24. 

Alexandria City Public Schools is providing breakfast and lunch meals for any 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 & Technology - 3600 Commonwealth Ave, 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

ACPS has three “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 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
* Brent Place Apartments at 375 South Reynolds Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
* Ruby Tucker Family Center at 322 Tancil Court, Alexandria, VA 22314
10:45 a.m. -11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Arlington County Public Schools is providing free Grab-and-Go breakfasts and lunches at five locations. Meals will be set up outside the building for distribution from 11 1 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the following locations: 

* Barrett Elementary School – 4401 N Henderson Rd
* Campbell Elementary School - 737 S Carlin Springs Rd
* Randolph Elementary School – 1306 S Quincy St

Fairfax County Public Schools - Breakfast and lunch (both meals can be picked up at the same time) will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the locations listed below.  The food distribution is set up outside at each site.

  • Annandale Terrace ES, 7604 Herald St., Annandale
  • Bailey's Primary ES, 6111 Knollwood Dr., Falls Church
  • Braddock ES, 7825 Heritage Dr., Annandale
  • Bren Mar Park ES, 6344 Beryl Rd., Alexandria
  • Brookfield ES, 4200 Lees Corner Rd, Chantilly
  • Bucknell ES, 6925 University Dr, Alexandria
  • Burke School, 9645 Burke Lake Rd., Burke
  • Cameron ES, 3434 Campbell Drive, Alexandria
  • Centre Ridge ES, 14400 New Braddock Rd., Centreville
  • Coates ES, 2480 River Burch Road, Herndon
  • Crestwood ES, 6010 Hanover Ave., Springfield
  • Cunningham Park ES, 1001 Park St., Vienna
  • Dogwood ES, 12300 Glade Dr., Reston
  • Edison HS, 5801 Franconia Rd, Alexandria
  • Falls Church HS, 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church
  • FCPS Food and Nutrition Services, Energy Zone Center, 6840 Industrial Rd, Springfield
  • Fort Belvoir Upper ES, 5980 Meeres Rd., Fort Belvoir
  • Forest Edge ES, 1501 Becontree Ln, Reston
  • Garfield ES, 7101 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield
  • Glen Forest ES, 5829 Glen Forest Dr., Falls Church
  • Graham Road Community Center, 3036 Graham Rd., Falls Church
  • Herndon ES, 630 Dranesville Rd., Herndon
  • Hollin Meadows ES, 2310 Nordok Place, Alexandria
  • Hutchison ES, 13209 Parcher Ave., Herndon
  • Hybla Valley ES, 3415 Lockheed Blvd., Alexandria
  • Irving MS, 8100 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield
  • London Towne ES, 6100 Stone Rd., Centreville
  • Lorton Station ES, 9298 Lewis Chapel Rd, Lorton
  • Mount Vernon Woods ES, 4015 Fielding St., Alexandria
  • Parklawn ES, 4116 Braddock Road, Alexandria
  • Pine Spring ES, 7607 Willow Ln., Falls Church
  • Providence ES, 3616 Jermantown Rd., Fairfax
  • South County HS, 8700 Laurel Crest Drive, Lorton
  • Weyanoke ES, 6520 Braddock Rd., Alexandria

These "pop-up" grab and go sites are available now. Both breakfast and lunch will be served within the hours listed:

  • Audubon Apartments, 10-10:30 a.m., 7955 Audubon Ave., Alexandria
  • Bailey’s Community Center, 10-10:30 a.m., 5920 Summers Ln, Falls Church
  • Gum Springs Community Center, 11-11:30 a.m., 8100 Fordson Rd, Alexandria
  • Hunters Woods ES, 10-10:30 a.m., 2401 Colts Neck Road, Reston
  • James Lee Community Center, 12-12:30 p.m., 2855 Annandale Rd, Falls Church
  • Luther Jackson MS, 11-11:30 a.m., 3020 Gallows Rd, Falls Church
  • Mason Crest ES, 10-10:30 a.m., 3705 Crest Dr, Annandale
  • Mosby Woods ES, 12-12:30 p.m., 9819 Five Oaks Rd, Fairfax
  • South Lakes HS, 11-11:30 a.m., 11400 South Lakes Dr, Reston
  • Willston Multi-Cultural Center, 11-11:30 a.m., 6131 Willston Dr, Falls Church

Curbside Pickup is available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Those interested in picking up the meals are asked to follow the kiss and ride signage for traffic flow at the school. FCPS staff will deliver meals to children and adults while they wait in their cars in the kiss and ride line. Curbside pickup is available at: 

* Westgate Elementary, 7500 Magarity Road, Falls Church 
* Oak View Elementary, 5004 Sideburn Road, Fairfax

Buses are delivering Grab and Go meals along some bus routes. School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver these meals. The service will be available Monday through Friday only. Click here to see if there’s a location near you.

Loudoun County Public Schools is adjusting the number of schools that are open for meals and expanding meal stops for the school bus fleet to target the areas of greatest need and best community access. Those receiving meals may take a breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations: 

* Briar Woods High School
* Independence High School          
* Rolling Ridge Elementary
* Broad Run High School                  
* Leesburg Elementary    
* Round Hill Elementary
* John Champe High School             
* Loudoun County High School    
* Sterling Elementary
* Dominion High School  
* Loudoun Valley High School      
* Sterling Middle School
* Frederick Douglass Elementary                
* Lovettsville Elementary               
* Stone Bridge High School
* Freedom High School    
* Park View High School 
* Sugarland Elementary
* Guilford Elementary      
* Potomac Falls High School          
* Sully Elementary
* Harper Park Middle School         
* Riverside High School  
* Tuscarora High School
* Heritage High School     
* Rock Ridge High School                 
* Woodgrove High School
* Hutchison Farm Elementary     

Meals are also being delivered to the community between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays. Check this map to see when the bus will be in your neighborhood. 

Prince William County Public Schools is providing to-go meals to all children under the age of 18, without charge and without discrimination. Meal service will run from 9 to 11 a.m. They will be served at the front door of the below locations: 

* Dale City Elementary School 
* Fitzgerald Elementary School 
* John D. Jenkins Elementary School 
* Mullen Elementary School 
* Tyler Elementary School 
* Coles Elementary School
* Yorkshire Elementary School * Beville Middle School
* Graham Park Middle School
* Hampton Middle School 
* Fred Lynn Middle School 
* Lake Ridge Middle School 
* Marsteller Middle School
* Parkside Middle School
* Potomac Middle School 
* Rippon Middle School
* Stonewall Middle School
* Woodbridge Middle School 
* Forest Park High School 

Manassas City Public Schools is distributing food for students at three sites to assist families during the closure. The Food & Nutrition department has now been approved to send up to 5 days’ worth of meals home at one time. Here are the locations: 

* Osbourn High School - 1977 Eagle Way, Manassas
* Round Elementary School - 10100 Hastings Drive, Manassas
* Weems Elementary School - 8750 Weems Road, Manassas

The distribution will be outside at each location and children must be present to receive the meals.

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