Food Services Updates

Food Services as of 06/18/2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge during the current school year. These waivers have been extended through the end of summer 2021 and support access to nutritious meals while minimizing exposure to COVID-19.

Once the academic school year ends, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) will resume serving Summer Food Service Program meals at no charge to all children at select VBCPS schools, starting with June 28, 2021.

Breakfast and lunch meals will be available to children 18 and under, whether they are enrolled in a face-to-face summer program or picking up meals through the drive by/pickup model (the same model we have operated all year for virtual students). Meal pick up service will be provided between 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Monday - Thursday. There will be no meal service on Friday. Thursday’s curbside pick-up bag will contain breakfast and lunch meals for Friday - Sunday.

Independence Day Holiday Meal Pick-Up
All schools and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of 4th of July holiday. Therefore, Thursday, July 1st curbside grab-n-go meal bag will contain breakfast and lunch meals for Friday - Monday.

The following school sites will provide face-to-face summer program feeding and grab-n-go curbside summer meals pick-up service:

Alanton ES
Arrowhead ES
Bayside 6th Grade Campus
Bayside ES
Birdneck ES
Brandon MS
Brookwood ES
College Park ES
Cooke ES
Corp. Landing MS
Diamond Springs ES
Fairfield ES
Floyd E. Kellam HS
Frank W. Cox HS
Hermitage ES
Holland ES
Kempsville Meadows ES
Landstown ES
Linkhorn ES
Luxford ES
Lynnhaven ES
Malibu ES
Parkway ES
Pembroke ES
Pembroke Meadows ES
Point’O View ES
Providence ES
Rosemont ES
Rosemont Forest ES
Shelton Park ES
Tallwood ES
Thalia ES
White Oaks ES
Williams ES
Windsor Woods ES
Woodstock ES

Schools follow CDC and VDH meal safety and social distancing practices/guidelines based on individual school service plans. Meals are bagged and consist of a fully reimbursable breakfast and lunch.

Each site has signage to clearly identify the pick-up location. We will keep you updated should the Food Service Program change.

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

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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.