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COVID-19 Community Updates




  • Virginia 211 is working on the front lines of the pandemic. Expert 211 specialists provide real-time information on social services and other resources to those in need. If you know someone who is struggling, or just looking for a source of reliable information, tell them to call 2-1-1 or visit 

  •  It’s critical that we all do our part to stay safe and healthy through this time. Get your free FamilyWize prescription discount card to save on your prescriptions and make sure to ask your pharmacist about curbside pickup and delivery options so you can stay home and stay healthy. Visit the website at or text FAMILY to 700700.




For information regarding free meals, text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877.



  • The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has scheduled the following mobile pantry distributions:
      First Tuesday of Each Month
     9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     7th Day Adventist Church
     19155 Courthouse Road, Yale, VA
     First Friday of Each Month
     9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     National Guard Armory
     900 Armory Drive, Franklin, VA
      Last Tuesday of Each Month
     9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
     Courtland Farmers Market
     24540 Agri Park Drive, Courtland, VA



  • Southampton County Public Schools is delivering free breakfast and lunch during the schoolweek to all children living in Southampton County. To register, visit


  • Cover 3 Foundation is providing meals on a first come, first serve basis at 125 S. College Drive in Franklin.  Breakfast & Lunch will be provided Monday - Friday from 10am - 1pm during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drive up to the door with the yellow sign to pick up.


  • The Franklin Cooperative Ministry is open Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM and will distribute food outside of the building. If you have never received food from them, they will need a photo ID and minimal paperwork (name, address and household members)


  • If you or someone you know is a senior in need of food assistance and meets the criteria in the photo below, you may qualify to have healthy, prepared meals from Mercy Chefs delivered to you through a partnership with the Foodbank, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia and community faith-based partners. Together, we can provide food and demonstrate faith to bring hope to seniors in our community.


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