For Immediate Release

March 21, 2020
Press Contact
Michelle Francis 340-718-2980 Michelle.Francis@dhs.vi.gov

Human Services Announces Head Start Meal Distribution Starting Monday March 23

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS— The Department of Human Services Head Start Program will be distributing daily meals for Head Start children at various locations across the territory beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. The food will be packaged and ready for distribution. The package will include lunch and a snack.

ST. THOMAS – Parents will pick up the packaged meals at their child(ren)’s usual Head Start Center (Savan, Bergs Home, Sugar Estate, Wilhelm George and Bovoni) between 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ST. CROIX – Children who attend the Concordia Head Start Center and Frederiksted Head Start Center and are usually brought to school by their parents, will pick up their packaged meals at the Frederiksted Head Start Center.

▪ Children who attend the Anna’s Hope Head Start Center and Richmond Head Start Center will pick up their packaged meals at the Anna’s Hope Head Start Center.

▪ Children who attend the Kingshill Head Start Center will pick up their packaged meals at the Kingshill Head Start Center.

Meals for all Head Start children in St. Croix who ride the school bus will be distributed at their usual bus stop pickup/drop-off locations.

ST. CROIX CURBSIDE SCHEDULE:

BUS ROUTE I

DISTRIBUTION TIME (All times a.m.)

Estate Profit

10:15 to 10:30

Sion Farm

10:45

John F. Kennedy

11:00

Ruby M. Rouss Housing (Water Gut)

11:30

BUS ROUTE II

   DISTRIBUTION TIME (All TIMES A.M)

Aureo Diaz Heights

   10:15 to 10:30

Fredensborg

   10:45

Harbor View Apartments

   11:15

BUS ROUTE III

   DISTRIBUTION TIME (ALL TIMES A.M.)

Lorraine Village Apartments

  10:30 to 11:00

Croixville Apartments

  11:10

Paradise Mills

  11:30 to 11:45

Louis E. Brown Villas

  12:00

BUS ROUTE IV

DISTRIBUTION TIME (All times a.m.)

William’s Delight

10:30 to 11:05

Mutual Homes Apartments

11:15

If you have questions, please call (340)773-1972 on St. Croix or (340)774-0930 ext. 4201 on St. Thomas. And, let’s all remember to keep washing our hands.

The Department of Human Services (VIDHS) exists to provide social services to members in our community with diverse needs. In times of national uncertainty and hardship we act as a safety- net and exist to inspire hope and empower change through non-judgmental, quality delivery of needed services and resources. Please visit the Department of Human Services website, www.dhs.gov.vi for more information.

For more information on COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus, please visit the USVI Department of Health’s website, www.doh.vi.gov/coronavirus or text COVID19USVI to 888777.

#COVID19USVI