Every child in Craig is offered free meals

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Pam Dudding
Contributing writer

 

There have been many programs established to assist local schools with students’ meals during this trying time of the coronavirus pandemic. Meals are a very important factor for many students, and now, all Craig County children will be able to pick up free meals.

Jeanette Warwick, Superintendent of Craig County Public Schools, recently shared, “We are participating in the Summer Food Service Program, which has been extended to December 31, 2020. Meals will be provided to all children (ages 18 and under) without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.”

She also noted that the meals are available to all children residing in Craig County as enrollment in Craig County Public Schools is not required for a child to receive meals.

In-person students:

  • Monday – Thursday:
    • Breakfast and lunch provided at school
    • High school students may pick up meals on their virtual days
  • Friday: Breakfast and lunch may be picked up at Craig County High School between 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (If you wish to choose your meal items, you may use the following online link: craig.k12.va.us – Cafeteria Tab – Menus)

Virtual students:

  • Monday – Friday:
    • Breakfast and lunch may be picked up at Craig County High School between 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (If you wish to choose your meal items, you may use the following online link: craig.k12.va.us – Cafeteria Tab – Menus)

Warwick continued:

  • 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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights 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: How to File a Complaint, 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: fax: (202) 690-7442; email: intake@usda.gov or mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410.

 

CCPS staff is available to answer any questions and look forward to seeing their students this year. The high school number is (540) 864-5185 and the number to the middle and elementary school is (540) 864-5173.