GCPS adding At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program
GREENE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Greene County Public Schools is launching an At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program.
According to a release, the division is sponsoring the program, which will offer meals and snacks at several schools.
The Virginia Department of Education says this program is part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, offering federal funding to afterschool programs serving a meal and/or a snack to students in low-income areas.
These programs can also operate on the weekend and during holiday breaks.
Each participating location will have the same meals available at no separate charge to all participating students.
The release says this program will operate at Nathanael Greene Primary, Nathanael Greene Elementary, Ruckersville Elementary, William Monroe Middle, and William Monroe High schools.
Officials say that any student who is 18 or younger and who is participating in a regularly scheduled afterschool enrichment or education activity is automatically eligible to receive a meal or snack.
This includes students in homework clubs, tutoring programs, YMCA programming, and other activities.