Virtual Feeding Plan

As our schools welcome back students Sept. 9, please know that VBCPS will be providing free breakfast and lunch meals for ALL students. Food Services will be operating under the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option (SSO). This program 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. Current details can be found on the Food Services Updates website.

Are Free and Reduced Price meal applications available on
Parents should continue to submit Free and Reduced Price meal applications to maintain eligibility in our Point of Service system and to establish eligibility for other benefits for the 2021-22 school year. Most parents (95%) currently submit applications through their SchoolCafé online accounts, but new school year paper applications will be sent to schools prior to the start of school.

Since many parents use their benefits acceptance letter to qualify for reduced prices on afterschool care, reduced cable and/or insurance bills, etc., they must have a current school year processed application on file for an award letter to be generated. Parents that submitted applications last school year will maintain last year’s eligibility until October 20, 2021. All new applications must be submitted prior to that date or student eligibility will automatically convert to “Paid” status.

Who should parents contact if they need assistance in regard to food service?
Questions should be directed to the Office of Food Services at 263-1101 or by e-mail to [email protected].