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Summer meals available to all children at designated Virginia Beach schools

Summer meals available to all children at designated Virginia Beach schools
Posted on 05/07/2018
Children in cafeteria line

Free breakfast and lunch meals will be available to all children ages 18 years and younger at designated Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) sites this summer. The Summer Food Service Program is administered through the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) which reimburses the school division for meals served.

Children do not have to be enrolled in VBCPS summer school or in the school division to take part in the program, nor do they or their parents have to complete paperwork or show proof of income or identification. Children only need to show up at any open summer meal site during the designated hours to receive a meal.

The Summer Food Service Program provides federal funding to offer meals and snacks to children during the summer months when school is not in session. Nationally, more than 13 million children in the United States live in food insecure homes.