Summer Meals 2022
What has changed:
The summer foodservice program (SFSP) is a federal program. Due to changes at the national level, supper meals and weekend meals are no longer available during the summer academic break.
Under normal circumstances, children must be present to receive a meal. They may consume the meal on-site, or as Grab-N-Go. A maximum of five breakfasts and five lunches per week, per child, may be provided.
Requests from parents or guardians to pick up a meal, or multiple meals, for a child or children who are not present will be honored when possible, however arrangements must be made in advance. Identifying information will be required and a designated pick-up site will be determined. To request this accommodation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (757) 628-2760.
What has not changed:
No application, registration, or identification is needed for a child to receive a meal (in person).
While participation in NPS summer academic programs is highly encouraged for students, it is not required for them to receive a meal.
Meals provided are nutritious, tasty, and follow USDA’s nutrition guidelines. Locally grown foods are utilized when possible.
Meal choices will be the same, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability or age and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
For a complete list of summer meals sites sponsored by Norfolk Public Schools, please click here: Summer Meals
Our community partners are offering summer meals too! To find additional summer meal sites near you, please visit www.nokidhungry.org/help or text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 304-304.
Have a safe and healthy summer!
Shortages and supply chain issues have brought great challenges at all points of the chain -- from raw materials and manufacturing to packaging and transporting. In addition to food, this shortage affects the paper products used to serve meals. At the same time, many schools are affected by staffing issues. Yet, despite these challenges, school nutrition teams are working tirelessly behind the scenes to secure the necessary items needed to provide students with a healthy and balanced meal. In this video, SNA shares what parents need to know about supply chain issues and their current impact on school meals.Author:Length:
Norfolk Public Schools' department of School Nutrition is one of the state's premier school food service operations. The department is devoted to customer service and providing nutrition integrity for all school meals. School breakfast, lunch, and supper are consistent with the U.S. Dietary Guidelines, and allowance is provided for student preferences and tastes. Each day, School Nutrition serves over 35,000 high-quality, nutritious meals to help improve student learning.
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