Child Nutrition Services


Meal Service (en español)

Meals-To-Go Service Changes

3/8/2021 - Beginning Monday, March 8, 2021, free meals will be available for all NNPS students twice a day at locations throughout the city. Families may go to the closest location and receive a prepackaged breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner for each student. On Fridays, families will also receive breakfast, a snack and lunch for Saturday and Sunday. If you arrive in a vehicle, just open the trunk and our team will place your meals inside.

Afternoon curbside service will be available at the following locations Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • All NNPS Elementary Schools
  • Marshall Early Learning Center
  • Crittenden Middle School
  • Gildersleeve Middle School
  • Hines Middle School
  • B.T. Washington Middle School

Evening curbside service will be available at the following locations Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.:

  • Denbigh High School
  • Heritage High School
  • Warwick High School
  • Woodside High School

Through excellent customer service, Child Nutrition Services will provide appealing and nutritious meals to support academic achievement and promote lifelong healthy food choices.

The Child Nutrition Services Program, an extension of the educational program of the schools, is operated under the federally funded National School Lunch and Nutrition Act. The federal laws regulating the school food services programs are administered under the United States Department of Agriculture and carried out within the Commonwealth of Virginia by the State Department of Education.

A written agreement is made by the division superintendent with the Virginia State Department of Education for each individual federal lunch program and federal breakfast program. These agreements with the state agency assure all programs are in compliance with the regulations and qualify for the federal cash reimbursements and donated foods. All Newport News Public Schools participate in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.

All students in Newport News Public Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch for free each school day during the school year.

All students in Newport News Public Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch for free each school day during the school year.

The free meals are offered through the Community Eligibility Provision, which is available for select schools in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. Student participation in the program is automatic; families do not need to complete an application for free meals.