Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) offers three options for families to access school meals:
- We provide meals on site to students when they are learning in our buildings.
- We operate a School Bus Meal Delivery Program that provides school meals to students along bus routes.
- We offer a School Meal Pickup Program whereby families may arrive at any of our seven service sites during designated midday pickup times to pick up meals.
For the duration of the 2020-21 school year, school meals will be provided free of charge, regardless of income level, each scheduled school day according to the 2020-21 School Year Calendar.
Please read our community message for an update about meal service in Stage 4.
On Site Meals
When learning in our school buildings, all students are eligible to receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch. Currently, in Stage 3, school meals are delivered to students in their classrooms, and meals are eaten in classrooms or outside.
School Bus Meal Delivery Program
When learning virtually, all students and their siblings ages 18 and under can receive school meals along bus delivery routes. Meals, including a lunch for today and a breakfast for tomorrow, are delivered to bus stops based on program registration. To add your child’s bus stop to a delivery route, please register using the 2020-21 School Meals Sign-Up Form.
ACPS will continue to offer our School Bus Meal Delivery Program as long as the division is operating in Stages 1-4 of the Return to School plan. Meals may be picked up by the student or their representative. During pickup, we ask that you wear a face mask and practice social distancing.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is an equal opportunity provider.