The mission of Department of Food and Nutrition is to Fuel Students for Success by providing high quality, nutritious meals to students.

  Curbside at PH 

Meal Distribution Information

Curbside distribution will be held each Friday.  Join us at any of the following curbside locations
to pick up meals at the following times: 

From 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at: 

• Fairview
• Fallon Park
• Garden City
• Hurt Park
• Lincoln Terrace
• Roanoke Academy
• Round Hill
• Westside 

From 9 AM to 6 PM at:

• Patrick Henry High School
• William Fleming High School

Families will need to identify if their student is virtual, hybrid or onsite when they come to the grab and go locations to pick-up meals.

• Virtual students will receive 7 days of breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinners. 
• Hybrid students will receive 5 days of breakfast and lunch plus 7 days of snacks and dinners.
• 4-day on site students will receive 3 days of breakfast and lunch plus 7 days of snacks and dinners.

Click on the School Menu link to the left to view the curbside menu and re-heating instructions.

Check out the the link below from the Virginia Cooperative Extension office to help find more information about free meals and groceries and apply for benefits. 

   Watch this video where Rachel Walker, Registered Dietitian for SodexoMAGIC demonstrates how to prepare Parmesan Chicken which is our supper entrée for the week.

11/30/20 Update

Facts for Families

10/23/20 Update

Pandemic-EBT issued by the Virginia Department of Social Services:

Most households will receive remote PEBT on the same account used for original PEBT and will not receive a new card.  Households that are newly eligible for PEBT are receiving new PEBT cards via US mail.  The new cards are being issued on a rolling basis.  The new target date for all households to receive the cards is November 13, 2020.

For help with PEBT visit the PEBT web portal.
Call 1-866-281-2448, logon to, or download the ConnectEBT app on a mobile device.

UPDATE 9/25/20
The State is extending the Pandemic EBT Program. Students who are enrolled in a CEP school and learning virtually for at least 5 consecutive days are eligible. The Department of Social Services (DSS) has asked us to share the following information about the program:

Benefits will be issued between September 30 and October 15, 2020

The cards can be used to purchase food items anywhere SNAP or EBT cards are accepted

If you received a P-EBT benefit this past spring or summer, the new benefit will be automatically added to your card

Contacts for replacement cards: Call 1-866-281-2448, logon to, or download the ConnectEBT app on a mobile device.  

If your child is new to Roanoke City Public Schools or attends Crystal Spring and Grandin Court Elementary School, your cards will be mailed to you. Crystal Spring and Grandin Court became CEP schools in August

If you have additional questions, please click here


Roanoke City Public Schools is a proud partner with SodexoMAGIC to provide nutritious meals for students.  Please visit here for more information and employment opportunities.  Follow them on Twitter @StarCityCafes.

Where can I find Nutrition Information?             

SodexoMAGIC uses So Happy...the app that tells you what's on the menu today in your school's cafeteria.  Check out the menu items-including calories, nutritional information, and allergens.

SO HAPPY is available as a free download on the app store and Google play.

What is the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)?

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows school and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.  CEP eliminates the burden of collecting household applications to determine eligibility for school meals, relying instead on information from other means-tested programs such as the Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.  All RCPS schools participate in the Community Eligibility Provision.


What if I have more questions?

Please call Food and Nutrition at 853-2863.

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:, 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:


40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA24012 Phone 540-853-2502