Free summer meals available to all youngsters

Henry County School Nutrition is a sponsor of the USDA Summer Food Service Program.      

Groups hosting students/children during the summer months for any type of activities, (day camps, Vacation Bible Schools, tutoring, etc.), can receive free meals or snacks to give to the children who come to their site.   To get more information or to set up a site to receive food, call 276-638-1159 and ask about the Summer Food Service Program.  

Sites that would like to start serving meals/snacks at the beginning of June or by June 10 need to register their sites with School Nutrition by April 15 to get timely approval. Sites with later dates of service may be added throughout the summer; but at least two-weeks notice is needed before the site begins service to ensure enough food and supplies can be ordered and the site can be approved by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). 

Meals will be provided to all children age 18 and under, without charge and will be the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  

To file a 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 form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email:  

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