The Office of School Nutrition Services

  • “Empowering Excellence – Through Nutrition, Wellness, and Performance”

    The School Nutrition Service team for the Alexandria City Public Schools 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. Re-discover school meals. Join us in the cafeteria anytime.

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    Meal Distribution During School Closures

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge through June 30, 2021.

    Alexandria City Public Schools will continue to serve meals at no charge to all ACPS students and children over the age of two. 

    We will offer both a breakfast and lunch bagged meal to all students. To maintain the safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH),

    ACPS will continue to offer meals for virtual students at select schools. Please visit the Food Access During School Closures page to find the latest information on meal distribution locations.

    As students return to face-to-face instruction, they will continue to be offered meals at no charge to eat during in-person school attendance until June 30, 2021. Schools will follow CDC and VDH meal safety and social distancing practices/guidelines based on individual school service plans. Meals will be bagged and consist of a fully reimbursable breakfast and lunch. Please click here for more information about the in-school meal service.


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  • Non-Discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.Justice for All Graphic

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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

    (1)   mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

    (2)   fax: (202) 690-7442; or

    (3)  email:

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.