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Child Nutrition Department Information

Policy for Providing Free Meals for School Divisions Participating in the Seamless Summer Option for all Schools in the Division 2021-2022

Great news! Warren County Public Schools will be serving free meals (breakfast and lunch) to all children 18 and younger through June 30, 2021. This is a change from earlier communication. Please watch for more information from our Child Nutrition Department explaining details of weekly meal distribution for virtual learning students. 

Hybrid learning students will be provided free breakfast and free lunch for each day they are in school, plus there will be options for meal pick up for "at home" learning days, through June 30, 2021.

*Please note: This is approved only by a USDA extension of the SFSP (Summer Food Service Program) which provides free meals to children 18 and younger. This program is valid only through June 30, 2021. After that date, our department will be required to return to the NSLP (National School Lunch Program) in which students will be required to qualify for free/reduced price meals in order to continue receiving them at a lower price.

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Menus can be found at Sodexo

Curbside pickup is available for students taking virtual and hybrid classes. Please visit Sodexo for more information (click on Menus then choose your school type for information specific to your school).

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT)

Meal Account Information
Students with Special Dietary Needs

Students that have a food allergy must have a current physician’s statement completed and returned to the Child Nutrition Department every year. If your child has a food allergy, please print the Physician’s Statement for Students with Special Dietary Needs form, have your child’s physician complete it, and return to the Child Nutrition Department at 622 North Commerce Avenue, Front Royal, VA 22630.

 Applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals

In order to receive free or reduced price meals, a new application must be submitted each school year. You can apply online or print out the below application, complete it and return to your child’s school or the Child Nutrition Department. For more information about the Free and Reduced Meal Program, click here or En español.

Applications to print out:

Letter to Households

21-22 Free and Reduced Price Meal Program Application

A los padres

21-22 Solicitud De Comidas Gratis O A Precio Reducido

How do I pay for my student’s meals?

Online: Set up online payments to your child's meal account using My School Bucks. This is the only payment method you can currently use for paying with a bank card. The service is free; however, there is a $2.50 fee per transaction per student to add money onto the meal account.

Check: Make checks out to WCPS Food Service. Provide the check to the cafeteria manager or school office. Please include the student’s name and ID number in the note portion on the check.

 Cash: Students may bring cash to the cafeteria manager to deposit onto the student’s account.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Nickole Kinsey- Food Service General Manager at 540-631-0040 ext. 4 or email at nkinsey@wcps.k12.va.us

Cleo Ballard- Food Service Operations Manager at 540-631-0040 ext. 3 or email at cballard@wcps.k12.va.us 

Katie Humenik- Free/Reduced Meal Program Manager at 540-631-0040 ext. 2 or email at khumenik@wcps.k12.va.us



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