Food Available During School Closure

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Arlington Public Schools

APS now provides free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches at nine school sites.

Grab-and-go meals for all children aged 2-18 can be picked up at the following locations on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Families can pick up meals at the grab-and-go site closest to them.

Safe, No-Contact Meal Service: APS reminds the community that meal pickup is safe and there are procedures in place to ensure there is no contact during meal preparation or pickup. APS Food and Nutrition Services staff are taking every precaution to provide a safe environment for families picking up meals. Staff are wearing the proper PPE (masks and gloves) and social distancing measures are in place for staff and families. Surfaces are cleaned frequently and bags of food are placed on tables for families to pick up, limiting contact.

Designating Volunteers: Families who are unable to get to the meal sites can also designate a neighbor or family member to pick up food for their child(ren) by providing the name(s) and student ID number(s) for their child(ren) as well as the location they will pick up their meal from in advance. Families can either email this information to food.services@apsva.us or call 703-228-2129. The same procedure applies for families wishing to pick up meals without children present. Families need only email or call one time.

Food for Others

Food for Others has distribution sites in many locations. Anyone in need of food may come to one of the neighborhood sites at the times specified on their website. The only question that is asked is, “How many people are in your household?” Please bring your own grocery bags!

Arlington Food Assistance Center

AFAC has multiple food distribution sites on different days, including Friday and Saturday.

Other Resources

We The Pizza Crystal City Location 2110 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202
Ballston Location 4201  Wilson Blvd Ste # 120 Arlington, VA 22203
No ID required, students under the age of 15 with purchasing adults, 2 student maximum per family. Free slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza or 4 wings and a side salad, 11 am – 10 pm.
Good Stuff Eatery 2110 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 No ID required, students between the ages of 5-17 years old. Slider w/small fries, chicken tender w/small fries, grilled cheese w/side salad. 7 days a week; Monday – Saturday 11am -11pm, Sunday, 11am – 9 pm.
Real Food For Kids partners with Bayou Bakery 1515 N. Courthouse Rd Arlington, VA 22201 No ID required 10 am – 12 noon each day. Any APS student. Only vegetarian meals.
Good Company Doughnuts & Cafe 672 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia No ID required, M-F, 7 am – 4 pm one meal per student. Breakfast – egg sandwich and fruit or oatmeal. Lunch – pasta with chicken and asparagus.
Jaleo Crystal City 2250-A Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia No ID required, 7 days a week, 12 noon – 5 pm. Free meals to go.
Joe’s Pizza Place and Pasta 5555 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia Drive & Go: Call to place your order at 703-532-0990, M-F, 5 pm – 7pm, Free cheese pizza and salad, Describe you car when you call and they will deliver your order to your car.

Need Help?

Please feel free to contact our school social worker, Christine Katcher if you have more questions regarding needed resources. She will be checking her email regularly and will get back to you quickly.