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My Brother’s Workshop Partners With DOE to Distribute Meals

A member of MBW making food bags for those in need in the territory.

The Virgin Islands Department of Education’s (VIDE) “No V.I. Child Goes Hungry” feeding initiative, which distributes breakfast and lunch to V.I. students each weekday during school closures due to COVID-19, will expand distribution to three additional sites on St. Croix, beginning May 4 and May 6.

Breakfast and lunch will be distributed between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at all sites through the close of the school year on June 4. There is no change to distribution sites in the St. Thomas-St. John District.

May 4 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Meal distributions will begin at Arthur A. Richards K-8 School

May 6 – 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Meal distributions will begin at Estate Whim Ballpark and the William’s Delight Community Center

The Department of Education is pleased to announce that volunteers from My Brother’s Workshop will assist with meal distributions at the Whim and William’s Delight locations.

“My Brother’s Workshop is honored to partner with the Department of Education on this initiative,” said Jenny Hawkes, executive director. “We are ready to help DOE reach as many students as we can during this difficult time. Many people are struggling and need extra assistance, and MBW will help in any way we can to help strengthen the community.”

Assistant Education Commissioner Victor Somme III welcomes the partnership.

“My Brother’s Workshop is a prominent, nonprofit public service entity that provides hope, faith and promise to at-risk and high-risk youth in the Virgin Islands, through mentorship, counseling and education,” he said. “They are perfect partners to the VIDE.”

Personal identification and/or proof of the number of children in household are not required to pick up meals.

Meal Distribution Sites – Effective in May

St. Croix District Pick Up Locations

Breakfast and Lunch: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Alfredo Andrews Elementary School

Arthur A. Richards K-8 School (distribution begins May 4)

Claude O. Markoe Elementary School

Estate Whim Ballpark (distribution begins May 6)

Eulalie R. Rivera K-8 School

John H. Woodson Junior High School

Juanita Gardine K-8 School

Lew Muckle Elementary School

Ricardo Richards Elementary School

St. Croix Educational Complex High School

Williams Delight Community Center (distribution begins May 6, 2020)

St. Thomas Meal Pick Up Locations

Breakfast and Lunch: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Alvin McBean Ballpark

Anna’s Retreat Community Center

Bordeaux Basketball Court

Contant Knolls Community Center

Estate Bovoni Community Center

Fredenhoj Ballpark

Joseph Sibilly School (front parking lot)

Luveland Community Center

Michael Kirwan Terrance Community Center

Oswald E. Harris Court Community Center

Paul M. Pearson Garden Community Center

Savan Basketball Court

Smith Bay Ballpark

Tutu Valley Basketball Court

Ulla F. Muller Elementary School (front entrance)

Winston Raymo Recreational Center

St. John Meal Pick Up Locations

Breakfast and Lunch: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.


Calabash Boom

Chocolate Hole

Coral Bay Fire Station

George Simmons Terrace

Julius E. Sprauve School

Pinepeace Basketball Court

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