A local Facebook group is at it again, this time organizing a spring break supply drive, in addition to a number of other initiatives to help the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“There’s been a big brouhaha over their meal plan for spring break,” page administrator Jessica Almond told ALXnow. “it seems like there is some difficulty with the school lunch program and the food banks reaching some of the neighborhoods in Alexandria. This week during spring break you can only get food at one location — T.C. Williams High School.”
“We are filling in a gap very specifically for delivering resources that are hard to get for people who are immobile,” Almond said.
The group is also sending more than 3o0 cards every week to local nursing homes that are aren’t accepting visitors.
The list is long for the spring break supply drive, and it includes peanut butter, jelly and bread; soup; pasta and sauce; deli meat; frozen meals; toothpaste, soap, shampoo and baby wipes; and snacks like granola bars and cheese sticks.
Supplies can be dropped off at:
- 419 N. West St, Alexandria, VA 22314 (drop off; online orders; refrigerated. Labeled box on front porch)
- 2801 Valley Drive, Alexandria VA 22302 (drop off new from grocery store non-perishables only or online orders. Leave on porch swing)
- 707 Kahn Place, Alexandria VA 22314 (drop off; online; refrigerated)
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