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Bagged lunches available for students

Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham school systems have announced plans to provide meals while students are out of school due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Prince Edward County Public Schools (PECPS) will utilize the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program to provide bagged breakfast and lunch meals during the two-week school closure brought on by the novel coronavirus.

The school system’s announcement came in a Saturday, March 14, press release that went on to note meals will be available to all children up to age 18 regardless of income level.

The meals will be served “drive-thru style.” An adult must be present with children when picking up meals.

“We can only provide meals for children who are present at the time of pick-up,” officials stated.

Anyone with questions may call the middle school cafeteria at (434) 315-6111.

Beginning Wednesday, March 18, through Friday, March 27, — on weekdays only — meals will be distributed at the locations and times listed below:

Prince Edward County Middle School bus loop, located at 1603 Zion Hill Road in Farmville — 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Park View Gardens Community Center parking lot, located at 204 Parkview Drive in Farmville — 9-10 a.m.

Hampden-Sydney Volunteer Fire Department parking lot, located at 108 S. Boundary Road in Hampden Sydney — 10- 11 a.m.

Rice Volunteer Fire Department parking lot, located at 948 Rices Depot Road in Rice — 10-11 a.m.

Meherrin Volunteer Fire Department parking lot, located at 102 Moores Ordinary Road in Meherrin — 9-10:30 a.m.

Prospect Volunteer Fire Department parking lot, located at 45 Campbell Hill Road in Prospect — 9-10:30 a.m.


Cumberland County Public Schools announced it will begin serving breakfast and lunch bags for students available each weekday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17.

The bags will be available at three locations: Randolph Fire Department, the Cartersville Rescue Squad building and in front of Cumberland Middle School.

Distribution will be done in a drive-thru manner with no need to get out of the car. Participants are asked to keep the drive-thru lines moving.


Buckingham County Public Schools will be providing non-perishable bagged meals to students age 18 and under Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on a first come, first served basis. Students must be present to receive meals.

Participants are advised to remain in their vehicles and pull up to be served at the following locations: Buckingham Middle School, Gold Hill Elementary School building, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Toga Fire Department and Centenary Methodist Church.