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Office of School Nutrition Services

Empowering Excellence – Through Nutrition, Wellness and Performance

The School Nutrition Service team for Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) is represented by a staff of over 115 well-trained, dedicated women and men. We provide high-quality, nutritionally balanced and affordable meals to more than 16,000 students daily across our district.

Our services include Lunch and Breakfast programs at all school locations, several After School Snack programs and Supper programs in select schools. The School Nutrition Service Team also supports several summer feeding programs throughout the City of Alexandria.

Free & Reduced Price Meals Application

Office of School Nutrition Service

BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR - What’s new in SY 23-2024! 

  1. Cafeteria account balances from last school year, positive or negative, have been carried over to this year.
  2. All meal services will return to pre-pandemic operations.  Students who are not attending a CEP school or who do not qualify for FARM will be charged for breakfast and lunch meals.
     2023–24 school year price
    1. Adult Meals $4.35
    2. Lunch Grades K-5 $3.05
    3. Lunch Grades 6-12 $3.25
    4. Breakfast K-12 $2.00
  3. There is a 30-day grace period for completing FARM application forms for students who qualified for FARM in SY 22-23 or attended a CEP school SY 22-23. The cutoff date for SY 23-24 is as follows:


    Grace Period Cut-Offs

    Samuel Tucker

    September 7

    Traditional ES (PK-5)

    October 4

    Traditional MS/HS (6-12)

    October 6


Dr. Eric K. Coleman, MBA, M.Ed, CSC
Director, Office of School Nutrition Services

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Supply Chain Issues

Nationwide supply chain issues due to both raw product and labor shortages will require us to alter menus with little or no notice. We will make menu substitutions based on the products we are able to receive. Menu changes will vary by school based on product availability.


Contact Information

Dr. Eric K. Coleman, MBA, M.ED, CSC

Director, Office of School Nutrition Services

1340 Braddock Place - 2nd floor
Alexandria VA 22314


Contact Information

Gina Green, RDN, MBA, MAEDT
Assistant Director

Sonya Grant 
Admin Specialist (Free & Reduced)

Annika Tolson 
Finance Tech (Refunds)

Kelly Combs, RD, LDN
Nutrition Coordinator

Haytham Abdulhamid, MS
Software Specialist

Jason Tepper
Executive Chef

Joshua Rivera
Field Operations Supervisor

Jennifer Sondheimer
Field Operations Supervisor

Dustin Senger
Financial Analyst