June 3, 2020
ST. THOMAS, USVI – The Virgin Islands Department of Education will conclude its “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” Feeding Initiative at the official close of the 2019-2020 school year on June 4.
Breakfast and lunch may be picked up between the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at all distribution sites.
The successful feeding initiative is expected to resume during the summer months, but in a modified format, according to Assistant Education Commissioner Victor Somme III who oversees the program. Employees who prepare and distribute meals are contractually obligated to work for 10 months, with two months off during the summer.
Since its inception on March 26, a week following the closure of the Territory’s public-school buildings due to COVID-19, thousands of breakfast and lunch meals have been served to Virgin Islands school-aged children, including those attending private and parochial schools.
Details of the resumption of the “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” Feeding Initiative will be released at a later date.