'No V.I. Child Goes Hungry' Feeding Initiative To Operate Territorywide Sept. 7

Balanced lunch served to students during the 2020-2021 school year as part of the V.I. Department of Education's 'No V.I. Child Goes Hungry' Feeding Initiative.


The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” Feeding Initiative will operate in both districts beginning Sept. 7, following the suspension of the program in the St. Thomas-St. John District on Aug. 23, due to the rise in COVID-19 cases among the district's food service workers. 

Workers in the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts have undergone COVID-19 testing and/or been vaccinated, and provided additional training to ensure the feeding program can operate safely.

Parents and/or guardians are invited to pick up packaged breakfast and lunch meals at designated sites in or near their neighborhoods, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9-11:30 a.m. in the St. Croix District and 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the St. Thomas-St. John District, while supplies last. Meals are not served on weekends or holidays. Students attending in-person classes beginning Sept. 7 will receive their meals at school. The Ricardo Richards distribution site on St. Croix has closed due to low participation at that location.

Now in its third year, the initiative was launched in March 2020 and has served more than 1,071,897 meals to students attending the Territory’s public, private, and parochial schools since campuses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  

“While our kitchen workers have undergone COVID-19 training this summer and multiple times last school year, with the emergence of the more-contagious and deadlier Delta variant, we are making every effort to further prepare workers to safely handle food and navigate the kitchen environment,” said Assistant Commissioner Victor Somme III, whose office spearheads the feeding initiative. “Many Virgin Islands’ families depend on us to provide nutritious meals for their children, and we want to ensure our employees feel confident in practicing the required safety protocols while preparing those meals.” 

ID is not required when picking up meals; however, masks are required to be worn and recipients are asked to remain in their vehicles for drive-through service. 

Meal Distribution Sites 2021-2022 School Year



Juanita Gardine K-8 School 

Lew Muckle Elementary School 

Alfredo Andrews Elementary School 

John H. Woodson Jr. High School 

St. Croix Central High School

St. Croix Educational Complex High School 

Eulalie R. Rivera K-8 School 

Arthur A. Richards K-8 Modular Campus 

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School 


Bordeaux (Near Bus Stop) 

Michael Kirwin Terrace Community Center 

Contant Knolls Community Center 

Savan Basketball Court 

Ulla F. Muller Elementary School 

Paul M. Pearson Gardens Community Center 

Oswald Harris Court Community Center 

Winston Raymo Community Center 

Joseph Sibilly Elementary School (Front Entrance) 

Lovenlund Housing Development 

Bovoni Methodist Church 

Anna’s Retreat Basketball Court 

Tutu Valley (Near Bus Stop) 

Ezra Fredericks Ball Park 



Julius E. Sprauve School  

George Simmons Terrace 

Bellevue Area 

Calabash Boom 

Coral Bay Fire Station 

Pine Peace 

Chocolate Hole 


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