Food for Students During the School Year and Summer Months

Find out how to get no-cost meals for students this school year and summer.

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer

The P-EBT benefits have been expanded through June 2021

Meal Distribution Plan for the End of School Year

The following plan is in place to provide meals to students from June 7 to June 14 as the school year ends:

Monday, June 7

  • Buses will run normal schedule and offer extra meals.
  • Meal Kit sites will offer meal kits with 7 days of breakfast and lunch, plus 5 days of afternoon snack and supper meals.
  • Grab and Go locations will offer meal kits with 7 days of breakfast and lunch, plus 5 days of afternoon snack and supper meals.

Tuesday, June 8 - All students are virtual this day due to election activity at the schools

  • Buses will run normal schedule and offer extra meals.
  • Meal Kit sites closed.
  • Grab and Go locations closed.

Wednesday, June 9

  • Buses will run normal schedule and offer extra meals.
  • Meal Kit sites closed.
  • Grab and Go locations closed.

Thursday, June 10

  • Buses will run normal schedule and offer extra meals, and final day of afternoon snack and supper meal distribution on bus routes. 
  • Meal Kit sites will offer meal kits with 7 days of breakfast and lunch.
  • Grab and Go locations will offer meal kits with 7 days of breakfast and lunch.

Friday, June 11

  • Bus routes will not run for meal distribution due to school early release of students.
  • Meal Kit sites closed.
  • Grab and Go locations closed.

Monday, June 14 - Last day of current meal distribution plan at Meal Kit sites, Grab and Go locations, and all bus routes

  • Buses will run normal schedule and offer extra meals.
  • Meal Kit sites will offer meal kits with 7 days of breakfast and lunch.
  • Grab and Go locations will offer meal kits with 7 days of breakfast and lunch.

Information on FCPS meal distribution over the summer months will be shared to students and families the week of June 7.  Please note that locations and bus routes for summer meal distribution will be different from the school year plan.  

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Grab & Go with Curbside Service - June 7 to June 14

Meals are available for pick up between 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. only on June 7, June 10 and June 14.   The daily meal service has ended.   

Curbside meal pick-up stations are generally located in the bus lanes at the schools or in the kiss and ride area. Look for the canopy tent along with Food and Nutrition Services staff, who will deliver meals directly to vehicles.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00 each.

Walk-ups are still welcome at all sites. Walkers are asked to use school sidewalks to safely navigate their walk to the pick-up stations.

Please wear a mask when picking up meals.  

Fairfax Meal Kits - June 7 to June 14

Meal kits will be available only on June 7, June 10 and June 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or until supplies are exhausted.  

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.

Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.  

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Food and Nutrition Services is offering healthy meals at locations throughout Fairfax County this school year and summer under the USDA Summer Food Service Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site.  Our goal is to provide every student in FCPS daily access to a healthy meals during this pandemic.

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free meals, as well as other county children that are eighteen (18) years and under. Parents/caregivers picking up meals for children should let staff know how many children's meals they need.  Adults may purchase meals only at the meal kit sites. 

The meals will be provided at no cost for students through June 30, 2022. FCPS students are welcome to come to any of the sites or bus route stops to pick up a meal during these time periods.    

Details on the meal distribution during the summer months is below.  

Please wear a mask when picking up meals.  

Please contact the Office of Food and Nutrition Services at 703-813-4800 with any questions.

Bus Routes for Meal Distribution

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Summer Meal Kits (sites and buses)

Meal Kit Sites - June 28 through August 2 

Summer Meal Kits will be offered at the following sites, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.  All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children and adults may purchase kits for $28.00.  Please wear a mask when picking up the meal kits.  

Meal kits will be available for pick up from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or until supplies are exhausted.

Please note that meal kits will be distributed on Tuesday, July 6 due to the Monday, July 5 holiday.

Meal Kit Buses - June 28 through August 5

Ten (10) buses will run routes throughout the community distributing meal kits, containing seven (7) days of breakfast and lunch items packed in bulk.

These bus routes are Monday - Thursday only.  Please note that Monday bus routes will operate on Friday, July 2 to cover the Monday, July 5 holiday.

All meals are available at no-cost to FCPS students and children eighteen (18) years of age and under.  Parents/caregivers may pick up for children.  Adult meals will not be available for purchase. 

Detailed information on summer bus routes has been posted as of Monday, June 7.  Watch this page for updates: summer meal bus routes

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IMPORTANT DATES to remember for Summer Meal Program:

Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25

  • No meal service.

Monday, June 28

  • Summer meal program begins, serving breakfast and lunch meals at sites and bus routes listed above.

Friday, July 2

  • Bus routes that normally deliver on Mondays will provide meals on this date due to the Monday, July 5 holiday.

Monday, July 5

  • No meal service.

Tuesday, July 6

  • Meal Kit sites will distribute meals on Tuesday, July 6 due to the Monday, July 5 holiday.

Monday, August 2

  • Last day of meal kit distribution at all sites.
    • Additional meals will be offered this week, detailed information to be shared in July.

Thursday, August 5

  • Last day of bus route meal distribution.
    • Additional meals will be offered on all bus routes August 2-5.

Monday, August 9 to Friday, August 20

  • No meal service.

Monday, August 23

  • First day of school. 
  • No-cost meals available for all students through June 2022.

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;

(2)        fax: 202-690-7442; or

(3)       email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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