Restaurants In Arlington Are Offering Free Meals To Families In Need

As schools remain closed to reduce the spread of coronavirus, several local restaurateurs and the nonprofit Real Food for Kids are working to provide meals to low-income families hit by the pandemic.

Bayou Bakery (1515 N. Courthouse Road), owned by Chef David Guas, has partnered with Real Food for Kids (a nonprofit that promotes healthy diets for children) to provide free vegetarian meals for Arlington children and their families every weekday from 10 am to 1 pm until school reopens. Fruitful Planet, a non-profit associated with regional juice chain South Block, is also offering fresh fruit to accompany the meals.

“This is a complement to Arlington Public Schools’ efforts to serve at-risk families who are used to relying on the school lunch program,” a spokesperson for the organization said. “Many of these parents’ jobs are at risk due to the coronavirus, making a bad situation worse.”

Donations to help sustain the program can be made online. Other local organizations like the Arlington Food Assistance Center are also seeking assistance to provide food for those in need.

Separately, Good Company Doughnuts and Cafe(672 N. Glebe Road) is giving a free meal off the kids’ menu(plus a doughnut) to school-aged children from Monday through Friday until the Arlington County schools reopen. They are also offering free deliveries to seniors who order purchases above $20.

Another restaurant involved in this noble cause is Joe’s Place Pizza & Pasta (5555 Lee Highway). They are offering free cheese pizzas and fresh salads to those most affected by the school closings and job cutbacks. According to a press release, staff will deliver the food to the hood of cars to limit personal contact and maintain social distancing.

Medium Rare is also helping by delivering free meals to vulnerable seniors in the D.C. area. The steak restaurant has a location in Virginia Square.

Despite the fact that they are also having financial difficulties, other restaurants throughout the region have been putting together specials and free meals to help families that usually rely on school lunches have access to food during the pandemic.

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