EMERGENCY FEEDING PROGRAM DURING COVID-19
Beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Vermilion Parish School Board will be offering grab-and-go meals from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on weekdays. Each child will receive a lunch meal & a breakfast meal for the next morning. There is no registration required. No identification is needed. There is no cost to receive the meals. Any child age 18 and under may come to get the meals. This does include students, siblings, friends, family members, toddlers, and those who attend private or parochial schools. The child must be present to receive the meal, no exceptions.
Meals will be provided with drive-thru service. Walk-up service should only be used if the child/children have no other way to get to the school sites. The meals will be brought to the cars and/or students, please remain in the car.
The sites open for service meal service are:
Cecil Picard Elementary
Eaton Park Elementary
J. H. Williams Middle
Rene Rost Middle
All VPSB students with special diet prescriptions on file, please call the Meal Service Hotline at 898-5702.
The Child Nutrition Program in an essential part in promoting student health, and is dedicated to the overall well-being of the students of the Vermilion Parish School Board. This program is federally assisted through the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), Summer Food Service Program, and the Meal Benefits Program, which are all available to every student.
All meals served in the district are high in quality and nutritionally balanced. Breakfast and lunch meals are available to all students, school staff, and visitors at prices established by the Vermilion Parish School Board. All menus are planned in accordance with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 which meets the nutritional requirements for age-appropriate caloric need, and limited fat and sodium.
The district currently serves 9500 students. The average daily participation is approximately 3800 meals for breakfast and 6400 meals for lunch. There are 18 school sites and 20 cafeterias, which includes a satellite operation.