Program DescriptionThe Virginia School Breakfast and Lunch Programs are Federally assisted meal programs, which provide nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to school aged children. The Virginia Department of Education, School Nutrition Programs, administers the program at the state level, which operates the program through agreements with local school districts. Participating schools must serve breakfasts and lunches that meet Federal nutrition standards, and must provide free and reduced-price meals to eligible children.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of Virginia and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessTo apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child's school. A listing of your state's schools can be found here:
Program Contact Information
For additional information on these programs, please visit: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/nutrition/programs/index.shtml
You can also contact your child's school to find out what meals are served and how to apply for free or reduced price school meals.