Meal giveaway program to launch at RPAL in September

Meal giveaway program to launch at RPAL in September
Photo credit: Richmond Main Street Initiative

By Kathy Chouteau

An “Iron Triangle To-Go Meal Giveaway Program” is readying to launch next week and will offer 1,000 free prepared meals per week for anyone in need during September.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 1-30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., community members can visit the Richmond PAL (RPAL) parking lot at 23rd St. and Exchange Pl. in Richmond to receive a meal via drive through pick up service or walk-up. Masks are required for meal pickups. Some home delivery will be available for residents in North Richmond who are unable to travel to the pick-up site.

According to Richmond Main Street Initiative (RMSI), the effort has been made possible by a World Central Kitchen grant the organization received from Eat.Learn.Play to “feed our food-insecure community members in the Iron Triangle neighborhood and beyond.”

RSMI’s community partners, including RPAL, Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council and Richmond Kiwanis will support the effort by preparing the distribution site, coordinating volunteers and arranging for home deliveries.

Anyone interested in volunteering to help distribute meals can contact [email protected]. Questions? Call (510) 621-1221 or click here.