Page County Public Schools Receives Recognition For Porch Visits Program
LURAY, Va. ― PCPS was one of six school divisions recognized at the Virginia School Boards
Association’s Summer Conference on Education for its Porch Visit Program.
The competition is designed to educate, engage, and empower school leaders to address
childhood hunger and provide all students in Virginia with healthier, more nutritious school
The PCPS Porch Visit program is a partnership with the Page Alliance for Community Action
(PACA) and Healthy Families of Page County and utilizes grant funding through Share Our
Strength to provide food, supplies and a variety of other resources to families in need.
Over 80 families have been served since the start of the program in January of 2021, providing
over 13, 500 meals and 2,500 boxes of donated food from organizations such as Page One and
the Blue Ridge Food Bank. Porch Visitors make weekly visits to families, and in addition to
providing food, they assist with helping families in acquiring necessary resources. This might
include such things as accessing WIFI, helping file tax paperwork, tutoring students, providing
diapers, or connecting with community resources to help with housing or utility assistance.
The Porch Visit Program was recently featured by the No Kid Hungry program with a video
documenting the exemplary work being done. (See Video At the Bottom)
We will be recognizing the Porch Visitors, community partners, and families of this program at
an upcoming School Board meeting, where we will officially present the plaque that was
presented to the division.
Congratulations to Mrs. Jenny Jeffries, PCPS Nutritional Services Supervisor, and Mrs. Megan
Gordon, PACA Executive Director and School Board Chair on this award and thank you for the
work that you do for our students and families!