Free Meals Continue for All NPS Students in 2022-23 School Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 9, 2022

Free Meals Continue for All NPS Students in 2022-23 School Year

NORFOLK, VA – Norfolk Public Schools announced its policy for providing free meals to all children served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. The office of School Nutrition has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The policy (EFBZ) can also be found on NPS’ website. For updates and additional information about the school meal programs, please visit School Nutrition’s website at nps.k12.va.us/nutrition.

All Norfolk Public Schools will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Enrolled students will be provided a nutritious meal for breakfast and lunch each school day at no charge to the household. Households are not required to submit a meal application form. Each household will receive a letter explaining the program. This letter will also be posted on the School Nutrition’s website under the Free Meals & Programs tab.

Schools hosting programs or activities at the end of instructional days are encouraged to participate in the At-Risk Child and Adult Care Foodservice Program (CACFP). This federal program provides snacks or supper free of charge to students. A list of sites, times, and additional information will be posted on School Nutrition’s website under the Free Meals & Programs tab.

Questions can be directed to:

The Office of School Nutrition

974 Bellmore Avenue, Norfolk VA, 23504

(757) 628-2760

schoolnutrition@nps.k12.va.us

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that

administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002- 508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  • fax:

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  • email:

program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Michelle Washington

Director, Communications and Community Engagement 757-628-3470

mwashington571@nps.k12.va.us

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Norfolk Public Schools (NPS) is on a mission to ensure that all students maximize their academic potential, develop skills for lifelong learning, and become successful contributors to a global society. We believe Norfolk Public Schools is the cornerstone of a proudly diverse community with highly qualified teachers and staff dedicated to providing diverse teaching and learning opportunities for all students.

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