VCS Offers Summer Food Service Program

DELAND – School Way Café, a department of Volusia County Schools, will provide meals to children during the summer at no charge through the USDA Summer Food Service Program and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

To cover the gap between the end of the regular school year and the start of summer programs, VCS’ current curbside meal distribution sites will offer meal bundles on Tuesday, June 8. The meal distribution time is 6:30 to 7 a.m.

Registration is required. Registration for the gap week (June 8 curbside pickup) will be open from Tuesday through Thursday, June 1-3. It can be completed online. The form is also available on the VCS website homepage.

School Way Café will then transition to Summer Food Service to operate June 14 to July 29.

Students attending VCS Summer Programs in-person will receive their breakfast and lunch meals at no charge at the school they are attending.

For children 18 and under who are not on campus during the summer, families may register weekly for the free curbside meal service. Families pick up those meals each Tuesday from 6:30 to 7 a.m. Twelve schools across Volusia have been selected for summer meal distribution.

Meals provided through the weekly curbside service are free and are bundled with five breakfasts and five lunches. Registration is required and must be completed weekly between Tuesday morning and Thursday night for the following Tuesday’s pickup. Visit the VCS website at www.vcsedu.org for the link to register for meals. Parents can register to pick up meals at any participating curbside school, regardless of which school their children attend.

Parents must show their ID when picking up meals, as well as a form of ID for each student requesting meals. Current student ID cards or birth certificates are accepted.

For the weeks of June 14 to July 29, the pickup sites for the weekly curbside meal service will be at these sites:

  • Chisholm Elementary (New Smyrna Beach)
  • Discovery Elementary (Deltona)
  • Edgewater Public School
  • George W. Marks Elementary (DeLand)
  • Orange City Elementary
  • Osteen Elementary
  • Spruce Creek Elementary (Port Orange)
  • T. Dewitt Taylor Middle-High (Pierson)
  • Timbercrest Elementary (Deltona)
  • Tomoka Elementary (Ormond Beach)
  • Turie T. Small Elementary (Daytona Beach)
  • Volusia Pines Elementary (Lake Helen)

School Way Café serve 2.6 million breakfasts and 5.4 million lunches to students each year. School nutrition professionals have gone above and beyond this year, keeping students safe and well-fed during the pandemic.

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