VDOE seeks meal partners

Published 10:17 am Tuesday, February 6, 2018

RICHMOND — The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is seeking partners to participate in the commonwealth’s Summer Food Service Program to ensure that children have access to nutritious meals during months when school is not in session. According to a press release, organizations approved to participate are reimbursed for meals served and for administrative costs associated with serving meals.

“In addition, all participants receive training and technical assistance from VDOE,” officials said in the release.

The release cited organizations that may qualify to participate in the program include public or private nonprofit schools, local governments, public or private nonprofit residential summer camps and private nonprofit organizations such as faith-based and community-based organizations.

“The deadline for new and previously participating organizations to submit applications for this year’s Summer Food Service Program is June 15,” officials said in the release.

According to the release information for organizations interested in applying to participate in the Summer Food Service Program is available on the VDOE website at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/support/nutrition/programs/sfsp.shtml.