Free meals for kids 18 and younger at many VB elementary, middle and high schools; no paperwork, proof of identity needed, to eat

June 30, 2018

Free breakfast and lunch meals are available this summer to all Virginia Beach children, ages 18 years and younger, at designated Virginia Beach public schools.


They do not have to be enrolled in the Virginia Beach public school division schools to take part in the program, nor do they or their parents have to complete paperwork or show proof of income or identification.


Children may just show up at any open summer meal site, during the designated hours, to receive a free meal.


The Summer Food Service Program provides federal funding to offer meals and snacks to children during the summer months when school is not in session. Nationally, more than 13 million children in the United States live in food-insecure homes. 


More schools may be added.


The schedule for this year's Summer Food Service Program is as follows, with all sites closed on July 4; and Bayside and Green Run high schools closed on July 19:


Newton Elementary

Monday through Friday, June 18 to August 17.

Breakfast and lunch, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; noon to 1 p.m.


Diamond Springs Elementary and Williams Elementary

Monday through Friday, June 18 to August 17.

Breakfast and lunch, 8 to 9 a.m.; noon to 1 p.m.


College Park Elementary and Bayside Middle School

Monday through Thursday, June 25 to August 2.

Breakfast and lunch, 8 to 9 a.m.; noon to 1 p.m.


Bayside High School and Green Run High School

Monday through Thursday, June 26 to August 13.

Breakfast, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m.


Birdneck Elementary, Brookwood Elementary, Parkway Elementary, Rosemont Elementary, Bayside Sixth Grade Campus, Luxford Elementary, Shelton Park Elementary, Windsor Oaks Elementary, Kempsville Meadows Elementary, White Oaks Elementary and Windsor Woods Elementary

Monday through Thursday, July 9 to August 2.

Breakfast and lunch, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; 10 to 11 a.m.


Seatack Elementary

Monday through Thursday, July 9 to August 2.

Breakfast and lunch, 8 to 9 a.m.; 10 to 11 a.m.


Green Run Elementary, Holland Elementary and Lynnhaven Elementary

Tuesday through Thursday, July 10 to August 2.

Breakfast and lunch, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; 10 to 11 a.m.


Along with the Summer Food Service Program, the city participates in several other programs to support food-insecure families.


Specifically, the Virginia Beach City Public Schools division collaborates with the Virginia Beach Education Foundation to operate the Beach Bags program, which provides shelf-stable meals and healthy snacks to students who might otherwise go hungry during weekends and school breaks.


Additionally, all elementary schools offer Breakfast in the Classroom and qualifying schools take part in the Supper Feeding and Community Eligibility programs.


The Summer Food Service Program is administered through the Virginia Department of Education and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, which reimburses the school division for meals served.


For more information about the Summer Food Service Program, call the VBCPS Office of Food Services at 757-263-1101 or visit the VDOE's website.


 Breakfast and lunch will be available this summer for free

at many Virginia Beach public schools.


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