Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) has gotten the green light from the federal government to participate in a summer nutrition program.
While MCPS is hosting the program this summer at three of its schools, funding for it comes from the federal government, not the local school board budget, according to Almeta Radford, MCPS public information officer.
The purpose behind the program is to continue to provide nutritional meals to students once school lets out for the summer.
Cecily Anthony, director of Food Services for MCPS, applied for the school division to participate in the program. As a result, the city is able to provide three sites where meals will be available during the summer.
Breakfast and lunch will be served to any child 18 years of age or younger at no charge. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 8:45 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
Meals will be served at the following schools:
Students and children must dine at the schools.
Registration is not necessary, and program benefits and services are available to all children without regard to race, religion, color, sex, disability, age or national origin, according to information posted on the school system's website.
The summer program is operated in accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy. For more information, please contact Cecily Anthony, director of Food and Nutrition Services at 571-377-6056 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the program by the USDA and Virginia Department of Health, visit here.