Food Services Updates

Food Services Update 04/18/2022

As of Monday, April 18, schools will begin transitioning to a regular food service model.

For elementary schools, that transition may vary depending on schedules and cafeteria capacity. Expect to receive more information specific to your school from your principal. Families, we know that for our younger students, this may be a new process. Teachers will be ready to assist with navigating cafeteria lines and using student IDs/PINs.

For secondary schools, point-of-service will resume, so students should be prepared to use their student ID/PIN. We will be transitioning away from hallway carts at lunchtime as cafeteria lines open again.

As a reminder, Food Services is operating under the National School Lunch Program’s (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option (SSO), which is in effect for the entire 2021-22 school year. Under this program, VBCPS is able to provide breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to ALL students. However, please know that a la carte items will not be sold to students with negative meal account balances.

Virtual students can pick up their daily meals at any school site. As was done last school year, the designated pickup site will be clearly marked. Due to limited staff and in order to keep from interfering with regular meal service, meals must be picked up between:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at elementary sites,
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at middle school sites, and
  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at high schools.

If you need an alternate time, please contact the school manager and make arrangements.

Meals Served Graph showing a steady trend from 2012 to 2019 with a drop in 2020 and 2021 and an upturn in 2022.

E-Learning Activities

For a variety of e-learning activities that children can partake in at home, such as online games, books, and nutrition education activities for children, please visit USDA Team Nutrition’s website at:

Virtual Afterschool Enrichment Ideas
Afterschool Enrichment Print Materials
STEMsational Ag: The Virtual Farm

For additional e-learning opportunities, visit the Office of Food Service's YouTube playlist where our students and staff cover important topics such as kitchen and food safety, cooking lessons and more.