Summer Food Program
What is the summer food program?
The Summer Food Service Program for Children is a federally funded program operated nationally by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the USDA regional office. The agency reimburses sponsors (such as schools) for meals served at approved feeding sites in low-income areas to children and teens 18 years old and younger.
Who can receive meals at summer school sites?
Anyone in the community 18 years of age and younger is eligible to receive summer meals.
Is there a charge for meals?
All meals will be served free of charge, regardless of what a child's meal benefit was during the regular school year.
How will the children be fed in summer school?
Students come through the cafeteria line and pick up the meal. They may eat in the cafeteria or in the classroom, at the discretion of the principal.
There is space at each site for community members 18 years old and younger to enjoy their meal. Times of service are posted on each school door.
The Alexandria Health Department has approved our summer feeding procedures and will be frequently monitoring our feeding operation, as they do throughout the school year.
Hungry children can't learn.
School Nutrition Services is committed to helping our students improve their academic performance through good nutrition. We are pleased to feed them all year round.
Free lunch for children 18 years old or younger.
All Alexandria children and teens 18 years old and younger may receive a free lunch and afternoon snack through the Alexandria Recreation Centers. Please check with your local center to participate in their feeding program.
The Summer Food Program is part of the ACPS 2020 Health and Wellness goal, which promotes efforts to enable students to be healthy and ready to learn so that Every Student Succeeds.