Community Partnered Food Program
Through collaboration with local nonprofits, The Harvest Foundation identified the need to help support food security during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harvest will fund a short-term feeding program to support families in Martinsville-Henry County who are food insecure due to the current crisis.
Harvest provided a $146,000 grant to the Henry County Food Pantry to establish the feeding program. Partners in this effort include the Henry County Food Pantry, Grace Network of Martinsville-Henry County, United Way of Henry County and Martinsville, Salvation Army Martinsville VA Corps, The Community Fellowship, the Community Foundation of Western Virginia Serving Western Virginia, Rich Acres Christian Church, and The Harvest Foundation.
Food distribution will take place weekly on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visitors are asked to stay in their vehicle during pick-up. Volunteers will place food in the vehicle to limit contact.
Residents of MHC can pick up food boxes beginning Monday, April 13th, 2020 at the following sites:
- Henry County Food Pantry
- 3321 Fairystone Park HWY, Bassett
- Grace Network of Martinsville-Henry County
- 16 Liberty St. Ext., Martinsville
- Salvation Army
- 603 Memorial Blvd. South, Martinsville
- Rich Acres Christian Church
- 422 Mountain View Road, Martinsville
- The Community Fellowship
- 2674 Virginia Ave., Collinsville
Due to limited resources and anticipated demand, each family is only able to receive ONE box of food EACH MONTH. This is to ensure that all MHC families in need receive at least some assistance from the program each month.
If you are food insecure and need assistance, contact Grace Network at (276) 638-8500 for more information.
If you are interested in volunteering for this program, call (276) 403-4226. Phone lines will be open and staffed from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Henry County Public Schools Food Program
Henry County Public Schools is offering meal pick up beginning April 15th, 2020 for anyone who is a Henry County resident ages 1-18 or has a Henry County student that is eligible. HCPS is transitioning to only meal pick up in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Meals will be picked up at your preferred school location between 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pick up days will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday lasting through May 20th, 2020.
Sign up for meal pick up here: https://hcschools.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0ui9Dqw74IhHlR3?fbclid=IwAR3pxjdqjAs57E-le6eIpRe2yAOvai8nPYDaFw3zLUtN6g-CtoqjZmfFBhg
Martinsville City Public Schools Food Program
Martinsville City Public Schools is offering a free meal program for MCPS students ages 18 and under beginning April 15th, 2020 and lasting through May 20th, 2020.
Meals will be available Monday through Friday. Students must be present to receive meals; parents/caregivers are not allowed to pick up meals for students.
To-go meals may be picked up at Patrick Henry Elementary School and Albert Harris Elementary School from 11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. daily.