DOE - Feeding Initiative to Expand Meal Distributions on St. Croix, May 4 & 6, 2020

FEEDING INITIATIVE TO EXPAND MEAL DISTRIBUTIONS ON ST. CROIX

My Brother’s Workshop partners with VIDE to distribute meals

ST. CROIX, USVI – The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s (VIDE) “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” Feeding Initiative, which distributes breakfast and lunch to V.I. students each weekday during school closures due to COVID-19, will expand distribution to three additional sites on St. Croix, beginning May 4 and 6.

Breakfast and lunch will be distributed between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at all sites through the close of the school year on June 4. There is no change to distribution sites in the St. Thomas-St. John District.

May 4, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • Meal distributions will begin at Arthur A. Richards K-8 School

May 6, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • Meal distributions will begin at Estate Whim Ballpark and the William’s Delight Community Center

 

The Department is pleased to announce that volunteers from My Brother’s Workshop (MBW) will assist with meal distributions at the Whim and William’s Delight locations.

 

My Brother’s Workshop is honored to partner with the Department of Education on this initiative,” said Jenny Hawkes, executive director. “We are ready to help DOE reach as many students as we can during this difficult time. Many people are struggling and need extra assistance, and MBW will help in any way we can to help strengthen the community.”

 

Assistant Education Commissioner Victor Somme III welcomes the partnership.

 

“My Brother’s Workshop is a prominent, non-profit public service entity that provides hope, faith and promise to at-risk and high-risk youth in the Virgin Islands, through mentorship, counseling, and education,” he said. “They are perfect partners to the VIDE.”

 

Personal identification and/or proof of number of children in household are not required to pick up meals.

 

MEAL DISTRIBUTION SITES - EFFECTIVE MAY 2020

 

St. Croix District Pick Up Locations

Breakfast & Lunch: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Alfredo Andrews Elementary School
  • Arthur A. Richards K-8 School (distribution begins May 4, 2020)
  • Claude O. Markoe Elementary School
  • Estate Whim Ballpark (distribution begins May 6, 2020)
  • Eulalie R. Rivera K-8 School
  • John H. Woodson Junior High School
  • Juanita Gardine K-8 School
  • Lew Muckle Elementary School
  • Ricardo Richards Elementary School
  • St. Croix Educational Complex High School
  • Williams Delight Community Center (distribution begins May 6, 2020)

 

St. Thomas Meal Pick Up Locations

Breakfast & Lunch: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Alvin McBean Ballpark
  • Anna’s Retreat Community Center
  • Bordeaux Basketball Court
  • Contant Knolls Community Center
  • Estate Bovoni Community Center
  • Fredenhoj Ballpark
  • Joseph Sibilly School (front parking lot)
  • Luveland Community Center
  • Michael Kirwan Terrance Community Center
  • Oswald E. Harris Court Community Center
  • Paul M. Pearson Garden Community Center
  • Savan Basketball Court
  • Smith Bay Ballpark
  • Tutu Valley Basketball Court
  • Ulla F. Muller Elementary School (front entrance)
  • Winston Raymo Recreational Center

 

St. John Meal Pick Up Locations
Breakfast & Lunch: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

  • Bellevue
  • Calabash Boom
  • Chocolate Hole
  • Coral Bay Fire Station
  • George Simmons Terrace
  • Julius E. Sprauve School
  • Pinepeace Basketball Court

 

 

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