Hanover County Government will continue to make food kits available to the community on Monday, May 4; Wednesday, May 6; and Friday, May 8, at John M. Gandy Elementary School and Mechanicsville Elementary School. The pre-packaged food kits will be available, two meals per person, between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on each of those days. This is a separate and distinct food program from the one being offered to children by Hanover County Public Schools.
The Hanover Education Foundation, working in partnership with Hanover County Government and Hanover County Public Schools, received funding for this purpose from the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund. These meals supplement the student meal program and the work of many food pantries and churches. Depending on the demand, the County government will schedule additional dates, as long as supplies last.
Those who need food will be able to drive through designated lanes at the school to pick up the kits, with as little human contact as possible for health reasons. Kits include a ready to eat entrée such as chicken salad, tuna salad, or BBQ beef, a tortilla, bag of chips, granola bar, trail mix, cookie, fruit roll up, and juice box. One box per person will be available.
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“Thank you to the Community Foundation, the Emergency Management Alliance of Central Virginia, United Way, the Hanover Education Foundation, Plan RVA, the founding contributors, and everyone else associated with this initiative,” said Jim Taylor, Deputy County Administrator. “It is really impressive to see this take shape so quickly to help to meet the nutrition needs of many in our community. We are proud to be a part of it.”
For more information, contact the Hanover County Department of Community Resources at 365-4300.