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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 18 years and under.

Who can receive meals at summer school sites?

Anyone in the community up to 18 years of age 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 up to age 18 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 and continue to help them be successful!

Free lunch for children up to age 18.

All Alexandria children up to age 18 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.