Norfolk Public Schools to provide free meals to every student


Trays of food at a school cafeteria. (KOIN)

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Norfolk Public School officials just received approval for all schools to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

This means enrolled students will be provided a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each day at no charge to the household.

Households will not be required to submit a meal application form to receive meals at no charge. Each household will receive a letter informing them of the program, including contact information for any questions.

“Being able to provide free meals to all our students is an outstanding step toward ensuring equity and excellence for all,” said Superintendent Dr. Sharon I. Byrdsong.

“Nutritious meals are critical to make sure every student is healthy and ready to learn every day.”

NPS currently has 34 sites offering grab-n-go meals for the first nine weeks of the school year, beginning on the first day of school, September 8.

Any student and/or parent/guardian may pick up breakfast, lunch, snack, and a hot supper Monday through Friday, FREE of charge, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the following sites:

Elementary Schools

Bay View
Richard Bowling
Camp Allen
Chesterfield Academy
Coleman Place
Little Creek Primary
Ocean View
P.B. Young Sr.
Sewell’s Point
Sherwood Forest
Southside STEM Academy at Campostella
St. Helena
Suburban Park
Tanner’s Creek
W.H. Taylor
Tidewater Park

Middle and High Schools

Azalea Garden Middle
Blair Middle
Lake Taylor School
Northside Middle
Booker T. Washington High School
Granby High School
Norview High School

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