At the start of the school year, distribution of student meals will return to the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast program, from the Summer Food Service Program. The USDA subsidization of meals during the fall will be different than what was provided during the emergency closure and summer. During that period, meals were subsidized by the federal government and had progressively relaxed constraints which resulted in free meals being provided to all who visited the YCSD meal distribution sites. Beginning on the first day of school, the accountability system for meals served must follow specific requirements. Each meal will be counted at the site where it is served, and then claimed at the school where the student attends. Differences in meal distribution will be based on the attendance model currently being utilized. Families may continue using a dedicated phone number, 757-898-0468, or email Meals@ycsd.york.va.us for meal distribution and food service questions. These contact methods were established in March 2020, when the school closure began.
Remote and Virtual Academy Models
The USDA has granted YCSD permission to continue serving free meals to families, for children ages 18 and under (including non-school aged children), for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year, including food for the weekends. Students do not have to be present during the meal pick-ups, and families do not have to show ID.
Meals distributed each Monday will include food and milk for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday breakfast and lunch. Meals distributed each Thursday will include food and milk for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday breakfast and lunch. Meals can be picked up from the following assigned zone locations:
- Queens Lake Middle School - Bruton zone schools (MES, WMES, QLMS, BHS)
- Grafton School Complex - Grafton zone schools (CES, DES, GBES, GMS, GHS)
- Tabb High - Tabb zone schools (BMES, MVES, TES, TMS, THS)
- York High - York zone schools (SES, YES, YMS, YHS,YRA)
For those currently receiving meals by delivery, continuation of the delivery service may continue. Any parents requesting meals to be delivered are asked to call 757-898-0468 or email Meals@ycsd.york.va.us
- Mondays & Thursdays
- 4 - 6 p.m.
As students are beginning to return to in-person instruction, they will receive free breakfast and lunch on days they are in the building. This no cost meal service is available to all students when they are in buildings through December 31, 2020. Menus for all students are available on the division website.
Elementary Breakfast and Lunch
The division will use the Breakfast in the Classroom system. For lunch, meals will be delivered to Kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Each school will establish a pick-up system for grades 2 through 5 using cafeteria serving lines while following social distancing guidelines.
Secondary Breakfast and Lunch
Schools will use a Grab and Go Breakfast cart system. For lunch, schools will establish a pick-up system using cafeteria serving lines and grab-and-go kiosks while following social distancing guidelines.