Prince William County Resources

Food, Internet, and Mental Health Supports

Food

PWCS To Go Meals

Prince William County Schools has food distribution sites around the county. You can pick up packaged breakfasts and lunches, at the same time, for children who are 18 years old and under between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the entrance to Graham Park Middle School on Monday through Friday. You do not need to bring your children with you; however, you will need to present some type of school documentation like a report card for school-aged children and names of children who are not school age. For more information, visit PWCS Food Services.

Community Food

*Sheetz has launched a program called Kidz Meal Bagz, which is providing free meals to help children and families in need. Meals will be available all day at all Sheetz locations. Families will be offered one bag per child. Meals are available daily while supplies last. For a location near you check: https://www.sheetz.com/news/kidzmeals


*The Prince William County Community Foundation, Inc. C.H.O.W. Wagon serves non-perishable and perishable foods each Friday to help families provide food for the weekend. Everyone is welcome. The C.H.O.W. Wagon will be distributing food from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on the following dates as long as supplies last:


June 12, 2020 - Coles Elementary School

June 19, 2020 - Dale City Elementary School

June 26, 2020 - Hampton Middle School


*For a listing of local food pantry options, please follow the link below. The list is constantly being updated, so be sure to check the link weekly: Local Food Pantry Resources


*If you need other food resources, please reach out to Action in Community Through Services (ACTS) at 703-441-8606, text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877, or visit https://www.actspwc.org/.

Internet Resources

Free Wi-Fi

Seven PWCS schools have been designated as sites at which students and others can access free Wi-Fi in the parking lot:

1) Fitzgerald Elementary School, 15500 Benita Fitzgerald Drive, Woodbridge

2) Forest Park High School, 15721 Forest Park Drive, Woodbridge

3) John D. Jenkins Elementary School, 4060 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge

4) Mullen Elementary School, 8000 Rodes Drive, Manassas

5) Old Bridge Elementary School, 3051 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge

6) Parkside Middle School, 8602 Mathis Avenue, Manassas

7) T. Clay Wood Elementary School, 10600 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville


For maps and more information: http://www.pwcs.edu/departments/information_technology

Free Hotspots

Free internet hotspots are available locally and state-wide. Click link here for more information:

Dumfries Hotspot Map

Virginia Hotspot Map

Additional Internet Providers

For additional internet providers, please visit the document below:

Mental Health

Counseling Services


*Prince William County Schools cares deeply about students’ emotional well-being during their time away from school. If a student is in need of emotional support during this time, please feel free to send an e-mail to studentsupportservices@pwcs.edu. A school mental health or health professional will answer and offer virtual support to students to the best of their ability. This e-mail is not to be used for emergency situations as it will not be monitored 24 hours a day.


*If a student is ever in an emergency situation he/she is encouraged to call 911 or utilize one of the resources listed below:

Emergency Resources:

ACTS Helpline 703.368.4141

1.800.SUICIDE (24-hour hotline) 1.800.784.2433

Crisis Text Hotline (24-hour hotline) 741741

PWC Child Protective Services Hotline 703.792.4200

PWC Community Services Board 703.792.7800


*Private Providers: https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/cs/Pages/Private-Providers.aspx


*Emergency Services: https://www.pwcgov.org/government/dept/cs/Pages/Emergency-Services.aspx