Food for Students During the School Year

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

March 1 - important update on meals distribution for March 2-8

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to providing all students access to meals on the early release school day of March 5th and the student holiday on March 8th.  The following plan will be in place:

Tuesday (3/2)

  • Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper. 
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 1 day of breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper.

Wednesday (3/3)

  • Bus routes will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper. 
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 1 day of breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper.

Thursday (3/4)

  • Bus routes will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch plus 1 day of snack and supper. 
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 2 days of breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper.

Friday (3/5) 

  • Bus routes will not offer meal service due to early release school day.
  • Grab & Go locations will offer 3 days of breakfast and lunch and 1 day of snack and supper.

Monday (3/8) 

  • No meal service due to student holiday.

Tuesday (3/9)

  • Meal service resumes at all Grab & Go sites and on all bus routes. 

Meals will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.    

FCPS Meal Service When Schools are in Session

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Office of Food and Nutrition Services is offering healthy meals at locations throughout Fairfax County this school year under the USDA Summer Food Service Program and the At-Risk Afterschool Meals component of the Child and Adult Care Food 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.

The meals will be provided at no cost for students through June 30, 2021. FCPS students are welcome to come to any of the sites or bus route stops to pick up a meal during these time periods.    

Meals are prepared fresh daily with high quality ingredients by a dedicated team of trained food service professionals. Our grab and go meals are tasty, well-balanced, and contain protein, whole grains, fruits and/or vegetables, and low-fat or fat-free milk. The meals are planned by registered dietitian nutritionists.            

  • Breakfast and lunch will be available at no-cost Monday-Friday at all schools with in-person instruction.
  • FCPS Grab & Go with Curbside Service sites and bus routes are available Monday-Friday only. 
  • Meals for Saturdays and Sundays will be distributed at all Grab & Go sites and on bus routes every Friday.
  • Afternoon snacks and supper meals will be distributed at all Grab & Go sites, on all bus routes and with all meal kit sites.
  • All meals will be available to pick up at the same time. 

All FCPS students (regardless of age) are eligible for free grab and go 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 and adults may purchase meals.

As a reminder, it is important to follow social distancing guidelines. Be sure to stand a minimum of 6 feet apart from others and practice regular hand washing, including prior to leaving a residence to pick-up meals, upon returning home, and before consuming food.

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 Route Meal Service Monday - Friday

School buses will stop at designated intersections to deliver grab and go meals.
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Bus Delay Notices

This system provides families with timely notification of delays in the meals distribution bus routes.
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Meal Menus

Find out what's on the menu at your Grab & Go and Meal Kit location or Bus Route Meal Service.

Grab & Go with Curbside Service

Meals are available for pick up between 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (please note new permanent start time effective 2/22/21) unless there is a delayed opening or closure due to inclement weather.  

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 meals for $2.00 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

Fairfax Meal Kits will be offered at several sites, containing seven (7) days of breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and supper items packed in bulk. 

Meal kits will be available for pick up every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (please note new permanent start time effective 2/22/21) or until supplies are exhausted.  Please watch for delayed opening or closure notices due to inclement weather.  

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.  

Map of Food Resources in Fairfax County

Searchable map of FCPS and community food distribution sites
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Mapa de recursos alimenticios en el condado de Fairfax

Mapa localizador de los sitios en FCPS y en la comunidad para la distribución de alimentos.
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