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School Meals at No Charge for All Children
School Meals at No Charge for All Children
Jeff Dingeldein
Thursday, October 01, 2020

Effective immediately, Cumberland County Public Schools will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge through December 31, 2020. The waivers support access to nutritious meals while minimizing exposure to COVID-19.

The new school year requires a new meal application. Although school meals will be provided free to all children, school funding depends on completed meal applications. A new meal application must be completed if you have not already been notified that your student is approved for free meals. It is important to submit a completed meal application as soon as possible.

  • Only one meal application is needed for each household.
  • Applications are available online at www.cucps.k12.va.us

Meals are available to all children including those learning in-person or virtually and regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. 

For information regarding meal distribution, visit our www.cucps.k12.va.us, or follow us on social media at https://www.facebook.com/iamcucps/.

Meals are currently provided on a first-come, first-served basis every Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Beginning October 23, 2020, meal distribution will take place on Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meals may be obtained at one of the following locations: Cumberland Middle School; Randolph fire and Rescue Building; or Cartersville Rescue Squad Building.  Families may also sign up for home delivery of meals by contacting the Cumberland County School Board Office at 804-492-4212.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.