HCPS 'Mobile Cafe' hits the road for Winter Break food delivery

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — You may have seen a colorful bus roaming throughout the Friendly City on Thursday. Harrisonburg City Public Schools' "Mobile Cafe" hit the road and delivered free lunch to students.

The mobile cafe – which normally operates over the summer to help feed students who rely on school meals – stopped at seven neighborhoods in the city, providing free lunch to students and $2 lunches to adults.

In Harrisonburg, 73 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch, according to Andrea Early, executive director of school nutrition. The mobile cafe will bridge the nutritional gap during winter break.

"We just do it for the children because we know it's hard for families, especially around the holidays, to get food on the table," said Julie Conley, Cafeteria Manager at Bluestone Elemetary. "I'm hoping this gets larger and we can pick up more sites."

The mobile cafe will make another round of stops on Jan 3. You can find the schedule here.

The mobile cafe will visit the following neighborhoods on Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.

Spotswood Mobile Home Park
1715 Country Club Ct.
11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Chestnut Ridge
181 Chestnut Ridge Dr.
11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

Deer Run
899 Port Republic Rd.
12:05 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Mosby Heights
2510 Mosby Ct.
12:40 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

University Place
36 South Avenue
1:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

Harris Gardens
215 Vine St.
1:55 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Dutch Mill/Holly Court
97 Dutch Mill Ct.
2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.