For many kids across Virginia, heading back to school also means going back to having a regular meal again. On average, one in ten Virginia households don’t have consistent access to food. Public schools play a critical role in filling that gap.
Before they even enter a classroom, students at Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School in Richmond are greeted by dining services staff.
Students are funneled through a quick line as staff hand out yogurt, muffins and milk.