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Reston, Herndon Schools Join Program Giving Students Free Snacks

by Catherine Douglas Moran February 5, 2019 at 10:45 am 3 Comments

Four schools in the Reston and Herndon areas are part of 39 Fairfax County public schools taking part in a new after-school food program that provides free meals or snacks to any student.

Fairfax County Public Schools’ Office of Food and Nutrition Services announced the sponsorship of the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program yesterday (Feb. 4).

One school in Reston and three in Herndon requested that the program provide them with meals. They include:

  • Herndon Elementary School (630 Dranesville Road)
  • Herndon Middle School (901 Locust Street)
  • Hutchison Elementary School (13209 Parcher Avenue)
  • Dogwood Elementary School (12300 Glade Drive)

Alexandria topped the list with the most requests from 16 schools, followed by 10 in Falls Church.

The program is part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program, which is backed by the United States Department of Agriculture. It is managed by the Virginia Department of Health’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Photo via @fcpsnews/Twitter

  • Mike M

    Free? So the FCPS won’t be snooping around for new tolls or taxes to cover their expanding social welfare programs? I know housing, healthcare, and “free” college tuition is next!

  • FreeAsInMoreTaxes

    I would be curious as to how the current budget has been reallocated to allow for this free program. I love helping children as much as the next person; however, there comes a point where-in someone needs to address the fiscal responsibilities of raising a child.

    • Greg

      That need should and must, of course, be taught by the schools, no?


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