Welcome to Stafford School Nutrition

  • The State of Virginia approved a waiver allowing all children 18 and under to receive meals at no charge through June 30, 2021. Meals will be offered curbside at select schools and for pickup at community bus distribution sites.  Visit the Free Meal Distribution Link for more information.

    With the start of middle and high school hybrid in-person learning, the meal distribution schedule is adjusted.

    Curbside and Bus Meal Distribution Changes

    • Morning curbside service will take place on Mondays only from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Anthony Burns ES, AG Wright Middle, Conway ES, Kate Waller Barrett ES, Hartwood ES, Falmouth ES, Rocky Run ES, North Stafford HS, Mountain View HS, Brooke Point HS, Stafford HS, Colonial Forge HS, Shirley Heim MS, T. Benton Gayle MS, Dixon-Smith MS and Edward E. Drew MS only. (Curbside and bus service will no longer be available on Wednesday or Friday mornings.)
    • Bus distribution will take place Mondays only from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For full details visit the curbside and bus distribution sites page of the SCPS website.
    • Evening meal service will take place Wednesdays only from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at North Stafford HS, Colonial Forge HS and Stafford HS only.  (No evening meal service on Mondays and Fridays).

    Hybrid Families

    • Will receive one free breakfast and one free lunch on each of their regularly scheduled in-school day (either Tuesday and Wednesday, or Thursday and Friday).
    • Will pick up four additional free breakfasts and lunches on Mondays at curbside and bus distribution sites from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

    Virtual Families

    • Will receive six free breakfasts and six free lunches on Wednesday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Evening meals will be available at North Stafford HS, Colonial Forge HS and Stafford HS only.

    Families must pick up meals either Monday morning or Wednesday evening only. If a hybrid family cannot pick up meals on Monday, they must pick up meals Wednesday night.  If a virtual family cannot pick up meals Wednesday night, they must pick up meals Monday morning.


     The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere


    • Scanable Paper Applications Will Be Available At each School Site 

    • Submitting Applications Online Is Recommended

    • Please do not use any previous years applications, they will not be valid and will be rejected.


    Elementary Charges

    Charging a meal is a privilege and should only be used in an emergency. It is the families responsibility to monitor their child(ren) account balance(s). Charges are expected to be paid the following school day. Parents are highly encouraged to monitor their childs account activity and balance on line using Myschoolbucks.com. This viewing service is free of charge to parents. Stafford County School Nutrition utilizes an automated negative balance phone call system to help communicate charges to parents. Charging of ala-carte items is not permitted.

    Elementary and Middle School students may purchase ala-carte or extra food items. Dessert is 1.00.

    Stafford County School Nutrition utilizes ENVISION Check recovery system for all insufficient fund checks. All fees apply.

    Pre-Payment of Meal

    Pre-payments are encouraged as they result in faster lunch lines and more time for children to eat. Prepayments can be made on line using Myschoolbucks.com Parents will need to use your childs school identification number to access their childs account. Viewing and monitoring your childs account on line is free of charge. Parents may also set up a “low balance email reminder” which will notify you when the account is low. Making a credit card payment into your childs account will cost the user $2.49 per site payment. The service fee is charged and paid directly to Myschoolbucks when making online prepayments. Cash and check prepayments may be made at school. Checks should be made out to SCSN with the childs name and identification number on the memo line. All money collected for prepayments will be put in the students account to be used for breakfast, lunch and/or ala-carte. Parents who wish to set limits or restrictions on their childs account should contact their school cafeteria manager to activate this service. All balances at the close of the school year will remain in the childs account and be accessible to the student at the beginning of the following year. Students are encouraged to know their identification number and urged to not share this number with anyone.

    About Student Balances

    REMINDER - All money collected for prepayment of meals will be put in the student's account to be used for breakfast, lunch or ala-carte. Parents may fill out a request not to serve form if you want to adjust what can be purchased. Please download and save the file, you can return the completed form to the school, or email it to korzenjw@staffordschools.net.

    Parents: If you want to make changes to your childs spending Limits, Please call your School Cafeteria manager. Every year we clear out individual Notes, Please Contact Your Childs School Cafe For Account Restrictions. Make sure when updating your child's daily spending limits, include funds for breakfast and/or lunch.


Contact Information

School Nutrition Non-discrimination Statement

  • Non-discrimination Statement: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

    If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

    Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.