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Important Food Updates: Summer Meal Delivery and New Benefit

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Update: Meal delivery will stay the same during the summer

Our nutrition staff will continue to prepare the foods, and the City’s Parks/Rec staff will help volunteers and deliver (with the help of bus drivers, of course!)

Questions about the P-EBT Card

You can learn more about this state program by visiting their web site. If you have not received your  benefit, you can call them at 804-726-7000.

More Information about this Pandemic EBT Program

This new state benefit — called the “Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer,” or P-EBT — is a temporary food benefit available to families with children who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. It is made possible by The Virginia Department of Social Services and the Virginia Department of Education. The aim is to assist families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Weekday Meal Delivery at Locations Throughout City, 11am-noon

Charlottesville City Schools is delivering breakfast/ lunch bags to children up to through CHS. The Monday/Wednesday deliveries will be available from the hours of 11am-noon at locations throughout the city.  Families can go to the location that is closest to them. Parents are not required to be present in order for their child to receive a bag, but it is helpful since children will be carrying multiple days’ worth of food — bring an adult or at least a backpack.

We are required to follow federal guidelines for food delivery. Therefore:

  • Each bag is designed to serve  one school-aged child for several days
  • One bag per child age 18/CHS and under — the child must be present to claim the bag
  • If your child cannot come to the site, let your server know
  • One bag per child per delivery day (though bags will contain multiple days’ worth of food)

Food Delivery Sites and Routes (with two new stops)

Food Delivery Sites and Routes

These sites are subject to change as we learn more about what works best. Last updated: 03/26/20 at 4:15pm


Monday and Wednesday (children will receive multiple days’ worth of food).

Five stations will offer hour-long service in one location:

  1. Friendship Court – 418 Garrett St
  2. Greenstone on 5th – 746 Prospect Av
  3. Hearthwood Apartments  – 2111 Michie Drive
  4. Jackson-Via Elementary School – Parking Lot / Bus Loop 508 Harris Road
  5. Westhaven – 801 Hardy Drive

Five buses will make routes through other neighborhoods throughout the city:

  1. Route 1 (Johnson Area)
    • Stop 1 11:00 AM 6th St SE @ Bolling Avenue
    • Stop 2 11:15 AM Elliott Avenue @ Burnett St
    • Stop 3 11:30 AM Cherry Avenue @ Hanover St
    • Stop4 11:45 AM Bailey Avenue @ Orangedale Avenue
    • NEW: Stop 5 11:55 AM 806 Prospect Ave
  2. Route 2 (Jackson-Via Area)
    • Stop 1 11:00 AM 6th St SE @ Rougemont Avenue
    • Stop 2 11:15 AM 1st St S @ Lankford Avenue
    • Stop 3 11:30 AM Ridge St @ Brookwood Drive
    • Stop 4 11:45 AM 5th St SW @ Cleveland Avenue
  3. Route 3 (Burnley-Moran Area)
    • Stop 1 11:00 AM Nicholson St @ Bennett St
    • Stop 2 11:15 AM Holmes Avenue @ Elizabeth Avenue
    • Stop 3 11:30 AM St. Clair Avenue @ St. George Avenue
    • Stop 4 11:45 AM 323 Riverside Avenue
  4. Route 4 (Venable Area)
    • Stop 1 11:00 AM Wayne Avenue @ Cedar Hill Rd
    • Stop 2 11:10 AM 2204 N. Berkshire Rd
    • Stop 3 11:25 AM Rose Hill Drive @ Madison Avenue
    • Stop 4 11:35 AM Forest St @ Concord Avenue
    • NEW Stop 5 11:40 AM Rose Hill Drive @ Charlton Ave
    • Stop 6 11:45 AM Venable Elementary @ Gordon Avenue
  5. Route 5 (Burnley-Moran and Clark Areas)
    • Stop 1 11:00 AM Meade Avenue @ Meade Park
    • Stop 2 11:15 AM Carlton Avenue @ Nassau St
    • Stop 3 11:30 AM Rives St @ Hampton St
    • Stop 4 11:45 AM Rougemont Avenue @ Meridian St.

Volunteer Information: NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR 4/27 AND BEYOND

Illustration of an adult hand helping a child hand

We have a need of volunteers for Monday, 4/27 and beyond (deliveries are Mondays and Wednesdays).  Volunteers should arrive at the correct location at 10am to help load (lifting required of most volunteers). They should be done by  12:30pm.  Thanks to CIty Schoolyard Garden for their assistance with this effort.

Safety note to volunteers: buses are sanitized nightly. Volunteers are limited to allow for safe distances during transportation.

Details & Sign-Ups for Volunteers

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