RPS Fall Meal Distribution Information
RPS is committed to ensuring students have access to meals this fall. To help families find food sites, we have created the below list, downloadable flyers, and an interactive map.
Google Map of All School and Bus Distribution Locations
- View the regional site lists by clicking the sidebar button in the top left corner.
- Click the site names to view the times that each site is scheduled for distribution.
- Share the map using the link button in the top right corner.
- Expand the map using the expand button in the top right corner.
- If the map does not display for you on this page, please click here to open it up in a new tab or try opening this page on your cell phone or another device.
Fall Meal Distribution FAQs
How will meal distribution work during our virtual semester?
We will be using our transportation fleet to deliver meals to over 1,095 stops daily via two delivery runs: the first will occur between 7 am and 9 am for K-12 students; and the second will occur between 11:45 AM and 1:45 PM for preschool students and students with special needs. Some students with special needs (e.g., medically fragile students) will receive door-to-door service.
Twelve schools will serve as meal distribution hubs, where food will be packed on buses each morning. Families will also be able to obtain food directly at several school sites.How many meals can my child receive each day?
Students are eligible to receive one breakfast and one lunch each Monday through Thursday, with three breakfasts and three lunches distributed on Fridays.
What happens if I miss a meal pick up at my regular meal stop?
Students will have additional opportunities to receive a meal if they miss a meal pick-up at their regular meal stop. Students may pick a meal at the next neighborhood meal stop listed on the meal distribution schedule or visit the nearest meal distribution location found on our map. Meal distribution sites meal grab-and-go times are between 7:30am-10:30am and 12:00pm-1:30pm.
Did RPS consider delivering multiple bags of food just once or twice a week to reduce the amount of time/effort needed for delivery?
Yes. However, we decided against this for three reasons. First, the bags are heavy and it would be difficult for some students to carry several of them home from a bus stop. Second, some of our families do not have sufficient refrigeration space to keep multiple bags of food. Third, the daily delivery has proven to be an important human touchpoint for many families, as our drivers and volunteers have taken on the role of quasi-social workers as well. We are concerned that removing this would have a negative impact on students and families alike.
Who will be staffing the meal preparation and distribution?
RPS food and nutrition staff, bus operators, bus monitors, and other employees who opt into in-person work will prepare the meal bags and delivery them each day. Those who choose not to work in-person will be assigned other duties.
What will RPS do to protect the health and safety of these personnel?
We will conduct daily health screenings (to include a temperature check and symptom questions) of all staff involved in the preparation, packing, and distribution of meals prior to work each day. In addition, we will provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to those who need it (face coverings, gloves, and goggles). In addition, each bus will be cleaned on a daily basis.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the School Nutrition Services team at (804) 771-7031.
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