2021 Summer Food Program

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    Reminder: Friday, August 20 is the last day of the Summer Meal Program.


    Locations for the 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 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. All meals will be served free of charge, regardless of what a child's meal benefit was during the regular school year. Mealtimes vary by site and by the program at some sites. Meals available Monday through Friday when programs are open. No programs on July 4. Times are subject to change. Please contact each site directly to confirm closer to program start dates.

    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 and kindergarten prep?

    A parent or guardian should accompany children on the first visit to provide permission to receive meals and identify any food allergies. 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 meals. 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 at Recreation Centers

    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.

    Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

    To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992.

    Submit your completed letter to USDA by mail to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; by fax to 202-690-7442; or by email to program.intake@usda.gov. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Locations for 2021 Summer Food Program

  • Food distribution times for school locations are as follows:

    • Aug 2-20 from 7:30 to Noon
    Location Dates
    Alexandria City High School – King Street Campus
    3330 King St.
    June 24 – August 20
    Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology (K-5)
    3600 Commonwealth Ave.
    June 24 – August 20
    Francis C. Hammond Middle School
    4646 Seminary Rd.
    June 24 – August 20
    George Mason Elementary School
    2601 Cameron Mills Rd.
    July 1 – August 20
    George Washington Middle School
    1005 Mount Vernon Ave.
    July 1 – August 20
    Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School
    1501 Cameron St.
    June 24 – August 20
    John Adams Elementary School/Early Childhood Center (ECC)
    5651 Rayburn Ave.
    July 1 – August 20
    Patrick Henry K-8 School
    4643 Taney Ave.
    July 1 – August 20
    William Ramsay Elementary School
    5700 Sanger Ave.
    June 24 – August 20



    Kindergarten Prep at ACPS

    K-Prep will take place on August 20 at locations to be determined. Breakfast and lunch will be available at each location.

    Breakfast 9:00-9:30 a.m.
    Lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.



    City Sites and Recreation Centers

    Mealtimes are the same at all locations unless otherwise indicated:

    Breakfast 9:00-9:30 a.m.
    Lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.

    Please contact sites directly to confirm times. There will be no programs on Monday, July 5, 2021. Locations, dates, and times are subject to change.

    Pop-Up Locations Dates/Meals Times
    2727 Duke St
    Near Carydale East Apts - behind Bank of America 

    Monday, Wednesday, and Friday only

    June 28 – August 20

    Breakfast and Lunch

    Armistead Apartments
    441 N. Armistead St. 
    Brent Place
    375 S. Reynolds St.
    Community Lodgings Apartments
    607 Notabene Dr.
    Four Mile Run
    Corner of Florence and Four Mile Road
    Mason Apartments
    75 S Reynolds St.
    Olde Town West Apartments
    500 S. Alfred St.
    Ruby Tucker Center
    322 Tancil Ct.
    The Fields Apartments
    4309 Duke St.