Sheetz to offer free meals to children starting April 2
21 locations in Virginia will participate.
Pennsylvania-based Sheetz Inc. gas stations and convenience stores will start providing free lunches for children in need at 21 locations in Virginia on Thursday, April 2. The program is set to last for two weeks, but the company says it will evaluate community need and will extend the program if need persists.
Sheetz is running the “Kidz Meal Bagz” program at 294 stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The meal will include a turkey sandwich, chips and a drink, and families interested in taking part can go to participating locations and ask an employee at the register for a meal. They’ll be offered one bag per child, according to the store’s news release.
Participating locations in Virginia:
- 2415 Lee Highway, Bristol, VA
- 600 East Nelson St, Lexington, VA
- 2630 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA
- 4089 S Amherst Hwy, Madison Heights, VA
- 3927 Wards Rd, Lynchburg, VA
- 14449 Forest Rd, Forest, VA
- 12341 Washington Hwy, Ashland, VA
- 2711 Conduit Rd, Colonial Heights, VA
- 20 S Providence Rd, Richmond, VA
- 9401 Amberdale Dr, Richmond, VA
- 231 E Hundred Rd, Chester, VA
- 4201 Anderson Highway, Powhatan, VA
- 1900 Colonial Crossings Dr, Prince George, VA
- 2703 Peters Creek Rd NW, Roanoke, VA
- 1212 Williamson Rd NE, Roanoke, VA
- 2000 N Franklin St, Christiansburg, VA
- 1435 Apperson Dr, Salem, VA
- 1340 W Main St, Salem, VA
- 20281 Virgil H Goode Hwy, Rocky Mount, VA
- 1007 Philpott Rd, South Boston, VA
- 1340 N 4th St, Wytheville, VA
Schools, companies and nonprofit organizations are working to provide meals for children in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. No Kid Hungry Virginia provides information about sites where children can receive free meals.