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Food and Nutrition Department Mission:
Fuel students for success by providing high quality, nutritious meals to students.

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For school year 2021-2022, breakfast and lunch meals will be provided at no charge at all schools. A la carte items will be available for purchase in the cafeteria.

At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program
Roanoke City Public Schools  will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under through the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program. The same meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants at each site. Click here for a list of times and locations. 

MySchoolBucks is no longer being used as an online payment system for meals. School Cafe is now being used to pay for a la carte items. Click here to visit School Cafe.

Families will need to register for a new account with School Cafe. To create a new account, click the above link, select "Virginia" and type in "Roanoke City Public Schools." Continue to the next page and click "Create a New Account." Follow the instructions to complete account setup.

Once you create your account, you will be able to add your student. Please have your student's last name, school, and ID number ready to connect them to your account.

Account balances in MySchoolBucks have been transferred to School Cafe. 

Meals for Virtual Students
For information on meal pick up for students enrolled in virtual instruction click here.

Food Resources
For information on free meals and groceries and to apply for benefits, visit the Virginia Cooperative Extension office by clicking here.

P-EBT Information
Pandemic EBT benefits are issued by Virginia Department of Social Services. The federal P-EBT program will operate under new eligibility guidelines for the current school year and benefits will only be issued on a case-by-case basis to students who meet specific criteria, as defined by the United States Department of AgricultureClick here to learn more.

For help with P-EBT, visit the P-EBT web portal.

Call 1-866-281-2448, log on to, or download the ConnectEBT app on a mobile device.

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 click here for more information and employment opportunities.  Follow them on Twitter @StarCityCafes.  Check out their quarterly newsletter here.


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Q:  Where can I find Nutrition Information?              

A:  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.

Q:  What is the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP)?

A:  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.

Q: What if I have more questions?

A: Please call Food and Nutrition at (540) 853-2863.

Local School Wellness Policy
RCPS Wellness Policy can be viewed on the Division's Policy Handbook.  Please click here to view policy JHCF.

The triennial assessment of the Wellness Policy can be viewed here.

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:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

Fax: (202) 690-7442



40 Douglass Avenue NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 Phone 540-853-2502