Food and Nutrition

JB Heslip, Director of Food Services

J.B. Heslip

Director of Food Services

jbheslip@bcpschools.org

434-969-6100 Ext. 182






Food Services Announcement
We have been very fortunate that the food supply shortage has not affected our department before now. 

However, as of October 6, 2021, our food product distributor has run into major food chain and delivery problems. Fortunately, we have a good surplus of food items on hand. That supply will get us through the short term.  However, if this issue continues, we will have to substitute food items so your student receives a quality meal that meets all federal and state regulations. As a result, our menus will be subject to change, and we will do our best to update the menus on our website when possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you or your student.

Thank you so much for your support during these unprecedented times. If you have any questions you may contact the Food Services Director at 434-969-4455 extension 2.


CHILD NUTRITION SERVICES

Buckingham County Public Schools' Child Nutrition Services is operated under the federally funded School Nutrition Program. Nutrition is an essential part of the education process. Studies show that well-nourished students are better prepared to learn. The School Nutrition Program strives to provide nutritious meals to our students, and we are committed to making nutritious meals available to every child in Buckingham County Public Schools. We work to ensure that our students receive courteous service and attractive, well-balanced meals every day.


Important Notice

Buckingham County Public Schools will be discontinuing the curbside pick up Summer food distribution for students at the end of next week (7/29/21). Students will be returning to the building on August 9 and will receive free breakfast and lunch as a daily part of their school experience.


All Buckingham County Schools


Buckingham County Public Schools implemented the option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) in the 2021-22 School Year. This CEP will last 4 years. As a result, all enrolled students of Buckingham County Public Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the school year.


What does this mean for you and your children?

Great news for you and your students! All enrolled students of Buckingham County Schools are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2021-2022 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.


Partnership with My School Bucks

Your student will still have the opportunity to purchase “ala carte items” and “extras" if he/she desires. Your My School Bucks account can be used for this purpose. The BCPS Nutrition Services Program has partnered with MySchoolBucks.com to allow parents to check balances and add money directly to their student's snack account. To use this service, parents must register online at MySchoolBucks.com.

We look forward to working with your students. If you have questions or need information, please contact us at 434-969-4455.


Information for our Virtual Students

We are still offering meals for curbside service for Virtual Students only. It will be for five days worth of meals on Friday of each week.
Please email me at jbheslip@bcpschools.org each Monday in order to ensure your student receives a meal bag on Friday at the middle school between the hours of 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM. This program will start Friday August 13, 2021, and emails need to be sent to me by Monday August 9, 2021.
If you have questions or need help, please contact us at jbheslip@bcpschools.org.


Link to MySchoolBucks

 



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