School Nutrition

  • The school nutrition program strives to offer nutritious, well balanced school meals that meet the needs of the various age groups in our student community.  We offer breakfast and lunch programs at all Roanoke County schools daily.

    The United States Department of Agriculture oversees the operation by the issuance of regulations and guidelines that are required to be followed by the program operation.

    For school year 2021-2022, all student breakfast and lunch meals will be provided at no charge as part of the USDA Seamless Summer Option.

    Ala carte sales will be limited at the start of the school year to milk and water.  As operations allow, additional snack items may be sold.  To purchase ala carte items, students must have funds available.  No charges to accounts will be allowed.

    Payment may be made in the cafeteria of each school by cash or check.  Coming soon, payments may be made through a secure online provider at using a major credit card or bank account.  There is a third-party service fee for using the online payment service.  Parents may also monitor their child’s account on this website at no cost.

    Although meals will be provided at no charge to students this year, families are still encouraged to complete a household income application based on USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines.  This may qualify household to receive further benefits, such as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT).  In addition, it will qualify eligible students for an additional thirty days of free or reduced meals in the 2022-2023 school year. 

    To apply, complete one application for ALL children in the household who are enrolled in Roanoke County Schools.  A new application must be filled out each school year in order to be eligible.  Once completed and submitted, the application comes directly to the Nutrition Office and is processed accordingly. 

    There are several ways to complete an application.  Please choose only ONE of the following options:

    1. A confidential and secure online application can be completed at Applications are being accepted now.
    2. A paper application may be obtained and turned in at any school site.

    Roanoke County Schools is not eligible and does not participate in the Community Eligibility Provision that other schools/districts in the surrounding area may utilize.  If your child transferred from one of these schools/districts, please make sure you apply for free or reduced-price meals to ensure benefits are not interrupted.

    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.