Free Meals Available for All Children This Summer

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Free breakfast, lunch and snacks are available to all Alexandria City residents 18 years old and younger at multiple ACPS sites, City recreation centers/programs and other sites over the summer.

Anyone in the community 18 years of age and younger is eligible to receive summer meals at no cost through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program. All meals will be served free of charge regardless of what a child’s meal benefit was during the regular school year.

A parent or guardian should accompany children on the first visit to provide permission to receive meals and identify any food allergies. At a site, children will go through the cafeteria line and pick up the meal. They may eat in the cafeteria, in the classroom, or other designated site at the discretion of the principal or program leader. Meal locations will vary for City sites. Please contact sites directly for details.

There is space at each site for community members 18 years old and younger to enjoy their meal. Times of service are posted on each school door. Program sites, dates, times and locations are subject to change. Please contact sites directly to confirm.

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Locations for 2019 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 Summer Food Program is part of the ACPS 2020 Strategic Plan Health and Wellness goal, which promotes efforts to enable students to be healthy and ready to learn so that Every Student Succeeds. The ACPS Office of School Nutrition Services is committed to helping our students improve their academic performance through good nutrition. We are pleased to feed students all year round.

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 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.