Food Services Updates

Food Services Update 09/30/2021
There are national labor shortages impacting many businesses, and the food industry has been hit especially hard. These issues are finding their way into our K-12 food service as suppliers and manufacturers struggle to meet demand. Local distributors are frequently unable to deliver full orders. Items such as paper trays and to-go containers, produce, beef, chicken and milk have all been subject to shortages, and we sometimes learn about them on delivery day. That means an occasional quick change on the menu in order to continue to provide healthy and complete meals for our students. We appreciate your patience as we work through these issues.

As a reminder, VBCPS is providing free breakfast and lunch meals for ALL students. Food Services is operating under the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option (SSO), which will be in effect for the entire 2021-22 school year.

Virtual students can pick up their daily meals at any school site. As was done last school year, the designated pickup site will be clearly marked. Due to limited staff and in order to keep from interfering with regular meal service, meals must be picked up between:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at elementary sites,
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at middle school sites, and
  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at high schools.

Should you need an alternate time, please contact the school manager and make arrangements.

E-Learning Activities

For a variety of e-learning activities that children can partake in at home, such as online games, books, and nutrition education activities for children, please visit USDA Team Nutrition’s website at: https://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/digital-nutrition-resources-kids.

Virtual Afterschool Enrichment Ideas
Afterschool Enrichment Print Materials

For additional e-learning opportunities, visit the Office of Food Service's YouTube playlist where our students and staff cover important topics such as kitchen and food safety, cooking lessons and more.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.