COVID-19: Food Assistance Resources

Virginia and Local Resources

If you or your family are worried about not being able to get food during the COVID-19 crisis, you can text “food” or “comida” to 877-877 and you will be connected with nearby resources and help.

You can find the Virginia Federation of Food Banks’ COVID-19 response and information here.

Residents of Fairfax County, Prince William County, Manassas City, and Manassas Park City can find resources from the Capital Area Food Banks as well as COVID-19 service updates here.

Residents of Loudoun County, Clarke County, Frederick County, and Winchester can find resources from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank as well as COVID-19 service updates here.

Congress has now secured $850 million in emergency funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to help food banks face increased utilization and demand in countless communities across the country due to the coronavirus.

Federal Programs

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), more commonly known as food stamps, ensures that Americans receive the food they need, especially if they are newly unemployed. Congress has invested in SNAP in the first three phases of our COVID-19 response legislation to help Americans put food on the table during this crisis.

You can apply for SNAP by visiting Virginia’s SNAP website here.

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC) provides access to nutritious foods to low-income pregnant women or mothers. To see if you are eligible for WIC benefits click here.

School Meal Services

Clarke County Public Schools:

Meal pickup service will be offered to anyone 18 years of age or under through the end of the 2020/2021 school year. 

Elementary hybrid students attending CCPS schools two days per week will have access to free breakfast and lunch during their assigned days. Hybrid students will also have the option of receiving 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches during curbside meal distribution. 

Virtual students attending CCPS will be able to pick up 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches during curbside meal distribution. 

The meal service pickup will be at Clarke County High School at the main entrance on Thursdays from 4pm-6pm OR Fridays 8am-10am. 

Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Food and Nutrition Services is offering healthy meals at locations throughout Fairfax County this summer under the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site.  Our goal is to provide every student in FCPS daily access to healthy meals during this pandemic.

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free meals, as well as other county children that are eighteen (18) years and under. Parents/caregivers picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children's meals they need.  Adults may purchase meals only at the meal kit sites. 

The meals will be provided at no cost for students through June 2022. FCPS students are welcome to come to any of the sites or bus route stops to pick up a meal during these time periods. Click here for more information. 

Find information about Summer Meal Kit pickup sites here.

Frederick County Public Schools:

All students enrolled in Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) are eligible to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day school is in session through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. 

Visit for updates.

Loudoun County Public Schools:

Summer walk-up meal service begins on Monday, June 28. This service will be held every Monday from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. throughout the summer. Find out more information about pickup dates and locations here.

Manassas City Public Schools:

This summer, any child 18 and under is eligible for free meals. Parents/guardians may pick up on behalf of their students.

Meals will continue to be distributed at the current three distribution sites on Mondays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. If schools are closed on Monday, distribution will be moved to Tuesday. 

Until distribution resumes at Round, residents in need of meal service are encouraged to go to Osbourn High School (1977 Eagle Way), Round Elementary School (10100 Hastings Drive), or Weems Elementary School (8750 Weems Road).

Find out more about free and reduced meal options for the 2021-2022 school year here.

Manassas Park Public Schools:

Effective immediately, Manassas Park City Schools will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge through February 2021. The waivers support access to nutritious meals while minimizing exposure to COVID-19.

The new school year requires a new meal application. Although school meals will be provided free to all children, school funding depends on completed meal applications. A new meal application must be completed if you have not already been notified that your student is approved for free meals. It is important to submit a completed meal application as soon as possible.

  • Only one meal application is needed for each household.

    • Applications are available online at

    • Meals are available to all children including those learning in-person or virtually and regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

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Meals will be provided Mondays (unless a holiday), on a first come, first served basis through the end of the school year at:

Cougar Elementary School, 9-11 am
MP Community Center/Dog Park, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sandstone Way & Manassas Drive, 1:30-2:30 pm
Manassas Park Middle School, 4-5:30 pm

Prince William County Public School:

PWCS will be providing meals free of charge for all children this summer at designated school sites during select hours. Meals will be provided, on a first come, first serve basis.

Meal service is Monday-Friday during the dates listed here.

Winchester Public Schools:

Find information about school meal programs here.