Food and Nutrition Services

Mission Statement

The Chesterfield County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services, as a partner in education, contributes to a successful academic experience.  We provide an innovative, nutritious and cost efficient program which strives to encourage a lifetime of good nutrition.

Our Values

  • To serve nutritionally sound meals that are popular and affordable to all students.
  • To adhere to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs
  • To exceed our customers’ expectations in quality and service
  • To encourage students to experience new foods
  • To manage all resources efficiently
  • To provide an enjoyable, pleasant, customer friendly eating environment
  • To advance the public’s image of school breakfast and lunch
  • To remain financially self-supporting
  • To grow professionally through continuous education
  • To maintain high standards of sanitation and safety
  • Teamwork between staff, students and community
  • Promote the mission as stated by Chesterfield County Public Schools
  • Utilize technology as needed to enhance effectiveness of the program

Lunch Program

Think outside the lunchbox and encourage your children to choose school meals! They are the best deal in town: $1.50 for breakfast in all schools, $2.45 for elementary school lunch, $2.55 for middle school lunch and $2.75 for high school lunch. Adults pay $1.85 for breakfast and $3.55 for lunch in school cafeterias.

Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Application Process

Families must reapply for meal benefits each school year.  If your student received free meals during the 2018_2019 school year, their benefit will expire October 14, 2019.

Please remember only one application per household.  If approved, free or reduced qualifies your child/children for breakfast and lunch

Paper applications are distributed to each student when school opens.  Completed applications can be returned to the school or mailed to our department at:

Chesterfield County Public Schools
Food and Nutrition Services
7610 Whitepine Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23237
ATTN: F/R

Community Eligibility Provision

This school year, seven CCPS schools will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision meals program (CEP).   Bellwood Elementary, Bensley Elementary, Chalkley Elementary, Ettrick Elementary, Falling Creek Elementary, Harrowgate Elementary and Falling Creek Middle.

This program allows all students to receive a full breakfast and lunch meal at no charge for the entire school year.  Parents do not need to fill out any paperwork or an application for their child to receive meals at no charge in the cafeteria.  We hope you will encourage your child to join us in the cafeteria daily for a healthy, nutritious breakfast and lunch that will help fuel their academic day.

This program is only offered at the schools listed.  If you have students attending other CCPS schools, please submit an application to see if your students qualify for meal benefits.

MySchoolBucks.com

Are you tired of writing checks or searching every morning for cash to pay for your child’s lunch?  MySchoolBucks.com can help.  There are many benefits to this website, which is secured through Verisign.

  • Decrease the chance of your child running out of breakfast or lunch money
  • Eliminate the need to send lunch money daily or weekly
  • Deduct from your credit card or debit card automatically or by request depending on which method you prefer
  • Enable you to check your child’s account for the past seven days to see what they are eating and have purchased
  • Allow you to place limits on how your child may spend the money in his or her account.  We recommend setting a daily spending limit rather than a weekly spending limit.
  • Let you check payment history with MySchoolBucks.com
  • Notify you by e-mail when your child’s account balance drops to a certain level.

How does MySchoolBucks.com work?
First, you need a computer with Internet access. Go to MySchoolBucks.com and follow the on-screen direction.  We encourage a $10 minimum payment.  Once your account is set or a payment is made, it will take up to 1 hour for the account to show updates.  If there are any problems with MySchoolBucks.com parents can call 1-800-479-3531 and select option 5 to speak with a representative.

Use MySchoolBucks.com to make EASY lunch payments for your child!
Call 1-800-479-3531 or visit www.MySchoolBucks.com to enroll in this convenient, free service!

Other helpful links.

www.dietaryguidelines.gov

Return Checks

In an effort to curb the cost and time our district expends each year in returned checks, Food and Nutrition Services has contracted with Envision Payment Solutions.  A $50 fee is charged for each returned check, plus the value of the check.  If you have any questions, please call at 1-877-290-5460.

Office of Food and Nutrition Services
7610 Whitepine Road
N Chesterfield, VA 23237
(804) 743-3717