ACPS School Meals at No Charge for All Children


ACPS School Meals at No Charge for All Children

Effective immediately, Appomattox County Public Schools will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under. 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 December 31, 2020. The waivers support access to nutritious meals while minimizing exposure to COVID-19.

The new school year requires a new meal application. Although school meals will be provided free to all children, school funding depends on completed meal applications. A new meal application must be completed if you have not already been notified that your student is approved for free meals. It is important to submit a completed meal application as soon as possible.

• Only one meal application is needed for each household.
• Applications are available online at https://www.acpsweb.net/

Meals are available to all children including those learning in-person or virtually and regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Meals will be provided, on a first come, first served basis at the following time and location:

Appomattox Elementary School will be the pick-up site for students from all schools. Pick-up day will be Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, beginning September 16, 2020 and ending December 16, 2020.

Raider Remote students (virtual full-time):
Meals are available for pick-up each Wednesday (4:00 pm-6:00 pm). The meal packages will provide breakfast and lunch for five days for each child.

Hybrid students (combination of in-person and virtual):
APS and AES students (in-person four days per week) will receive a meal package on Tuesdays to take home which will contain their breakfast and lunch for the following day.
AMS and ACHS students (in-person two days per week) may pick up meal packages on Wednesday afternoons (4:00 pm-6:00 pm) which will contain their breakfast and lunch for the three days they are not in school.

Appomattox Elementary School will be the pick-up site for students from all schools. Pick-up day will be Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, beginning September 16, 2020 and ending December 16, 2020. Students are not required to be in the vehicle during meal pick-up.

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