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Faculty and Staff Meals

The ACPS school nutrition program is federally funded by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Adult meals do not qualify for federal reimbursement under this provision. As such, all school faculty and staff are required to pay for breakfast and lunch according to USDA Policy FNS INSTRUCTION 782-5 REV. 1. The cost for an adult meal is $4.35.

FNS Instruction 782-5 REV. 1

Breakfasts and lunches served to teachers, administrators, custodians and other adults must be priced so that the adult payment in combination with any per-lunch revenues from other source  designated specifically for the support of adult meals (such as state or local fringe benefit or payroll funds, or funding from voluntary agencies) is sufficient to cover the overall cost of the lunch.

While we appreciate the hard work and dedication that school staff contribute to our school community, the provision of free school meals is not offered according to federal policy. Our priority is to ensure students receive nutritious and balanced meals during their time at school and that federal funding is dedicated to student nutrition needs. As such, the School Nutrition budget is solely allocated to cover costs associated with providing meals to students.

We value the commitment of our school staff and recognize the importance of a supportive and well-nourished environment for both students and staff alike. However, we must adhere to the established federal mandates.  

Any staff member who would like to participate in our meal program may do so by using their account. Outlined below you will find instructions for creating your School Cafe account if you do not already have one.  This will allow you to place money on your account, set perimeters, and enroll in platform notifications such as low balance reminders, etc.  

In addition, If at any time you leave the district or would like to request a refund on your account, you may do so by going to the SNS web page and selecting the “refund” tab under meals and prepayment tab or directly through School Cafe.  

Create your SchoolCafe account today for instant access to your account at www.schoolcafe.com/alexandriacps

 OR download the mobile app for free from the AppStore OR the Google Play Store. Please use your employee number to link your cafeteria account to your online account after you sign up. Click here for more information on how to sign up with SchoolCafe.

Note: After you sign up in SchoolCafe, you must link your Cafeteria account to your online account, to find your account you must enter your Employee ID #, your School Name, and Last Name. Then Click Find My Cafeteria Account. 

SchoolCafe flyer Links to an external site.

SchoolCafe (FAQ) Links to an external site.

Meal Prices 

Meal Type

Price

Breakfast

$Ala Carte

Lunch

$4.35

Menu Menu is subject to change due to availability


Please contact us at Food@acps.k12.va.us if you have any questions and visit us at www.acps.k12.va.us/nutrition