Friday, May 22, will be the last day Hanover County Government will distribute meal kits at Mechanicsville Elementary School and John Gandy Elementary School, in Ashland. These pre-packaged meal kits will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. while supplies last.
(This is a separate and distinct food program from the one being offered to children by Hanover County Public Schools.)
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.
Over 12,000 meal kits have been distributed by Hanover County Government since April 24. Meals have been distributed at four school locations as well as provided to clients in need served by the Community Services Board.
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.
Although this program is concluding, individuals and families in need are encouraged to contact Hanover County Department of Community Resources at 804-365-4300 for additional assistance with information and referral.