The Food Service Department of Surry County Public Schools provides nutritionally balanced meals to more than 800 students each day through the United States Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs.
School meals must meet the recommendations of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans for the appropriate age group. School lunch provides approximately one-third of the daily nutritional needs for children and school breakfast provides approximately one-fourth. Regulations establish standards for fat, saturated fat, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories. Although meals must meet federal nutrition requirements, school divisions make decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared.
The National School Lunch Act in 1946 created the modern school lunch program. Schools across this nation serve more than 30 million children each day. The federal laws regulating the school food service programs today are administrated under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the Virginia Department of Education. The program has the objective of improving the health of students by providing good, nutritious foods that students will enjoy. Another goal is to encourage and promote nutrition education.
Facts About Our Department:
- Surry School Food Service is a unique department in the Surry County School Division because we are self supporting. We pay for all direct expenses, payroll and administrative costs. No funding comes from Surry County Public Schools general fund.
- $529,558 operating budget
- 9 employees
- 3 sites serving over 130,000 meals a year
- Four lunch entrees offered daily including a daily Chef’s Salad choice.
- Computerized point -of-sale accountability program provides meal sales data, student eligibility and prepayment options, history of what the child has selected to eat and online prepayment options at lunchprepay.com
Access to healthy meals helps our children learn. Surry County Public Schools is dedicated to offering healthy meals every school day. Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, all students in Surry County Public Schools will eat at no charge through the Community Eligibility Program. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a provision from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that allows schools and local educational agencies (LEAs) with high poverty rates to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students. CEP eliminates the burden of collecting household applications to determine eligibility for school meals, relying instead on information from other means-tested programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.
The target date for all households to receive the PEBT remote benefit on their current card or new PEBT cards has been moved to November 13, 2020. This date may be extended pending weekly updates.
Additional Details About Replacement P-EBT Cards:
Households who believe their PEBT remote benefit is missing should first check their existing PEBT account using ConnectEBT. Instructions are below. ConnectEBT should also be used to request a replacement card. If the household is connected to a customer service representative (CSR) on ConnectEBT, they should spell their name for the CSR.
Households should submit other questions about PEBT in writing to DSS on the PEBT web portal.
Contacts for replacement cards: Call 1-866-281-2448, logon to https://www.connectebt.com/, or download the ConnectEBT app on a mobile device.
P-EBT card accounts did not use the parent/guardian's Social Security Number (SSN) or the parent/guardian's date of birth (DOB). When P-EBT households use the automated system, (phone, website, or mobile app) to request a replacement card or access account information, they should use the following information at each step.
- "Enter P-EBT card number" - for replacement card, bypass by pressing "2" to use personal information.
- "Enter primary cardholder's SSN" - all PEBT cardholders must enter 000000000, not their own SSN.
- "Enter primary cardholders DOB" - all P-EBT cardholders should enter the oldest student's DOB, if there was more than one student's benefits on the card. It is the same student DOB that was used to PIN the card.
- "Enter PIN" - PEBT cardholders should enter the PIN of the card they are seeking to replace.
- P-EBT Remote Client Flyer (September 2020)
- P-EBT Remote Client Flyer (September 2020)(Spanish)
- Civil Rights Poster
- Meal Delivery Opt Out Form
- Meal Pick-Up Form
- Heating Instrcutions (SCPS)(FINAL)
- Lunch Prepay Instructions
- Lunch Prepay Website
- Media Release SFSP October 15 2020
- Media Release-Divisionwide CEP 2020-2021
- Wellness Flyer - SCPS
- Wellness Policy - Surry County Public Schools 2017-18
- Wellness Policy Progress Report (Dec. 6, 2017)