2022 Free School Year & Summer Meal Program

2022 Free School Year & Summer Meal Program
Posted on 05/04/2022

Free Meals - 2022-2023 School Year

Students in Kanawha County will have the opportunity to eat a no-cost breakfast and lunch at school through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program during the 2022-2023 school year. The CEP was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and provides universal meal service to children in high-poverty areas. This is the fourth year for the option.

The CEP serves as an alternative to collecting, approving and verifying household eligibility applications for free- and reduced-price eligible students in high-poverty Local Education Agencies (LEAs). If at least 40 percent of a school’s student population is directly certified for free meal benefits, the entire school qualifies for the option. 

I am proud that Kanawha County Schools will be participating in the CEP program to help meet a crucial need for many students in our county,” said, Dr. Thomas Williams, Superintendent of Kanawha County Schools. “We know academic achievement increases when our students are well-fed and ready to learn, and we must provide secure and reliable access to nutritious meals so all students have a chance to achieve at the highest level possible.”  

Kanawha County expects to have all 68 schools participate in the CEP. The program allows the school system to feed nearly 25,000 students each day. 

The 2017 Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap data reports high levels of food insecurity and hunger across the country. In West Virginia, more than 14 percent of residents, and over 79,000 children, live in food insecure households.

2022 Summer Food Service Program

Breakfast and lunch are open to all children, ages 18 years and under, who would like to participate. Meals will be available June 1 – August 12, with some sites having varying dates. Adult meals will be available but payment must be made at the time of meal consumption.  

The 2022 Summer Food Service Program will follow all regulations- including serving meals on site at the listed locations. USDA requires that meals will be distributed on site only. Students are welcome to consume and enjoy a meal during the times posted at each location. Meals may not be taken off site nor will be provided to parents for home consumption as we did in previous years with a federal waiver. Those waivers have not been granted for the summer of 2022. 

Meals will be served at the following sites:

Central Elementary

900 Helene Street, St. Albans

June 1 - Aug. 12, 2022

Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am

Lunch: 11:30-12:00pm


Elk Elementary  

3320 Pennsylvania Ave., Charleston       

June 1- Aug 12,2022                  

Breakfast: 8:00-9:00am

Lunch: 11:00-12:00pm


Flinn Elementary

2006 McClure Parkway, Charleston                    

June 1- Aug 12, 2022                 

Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am

Lunch: 11:30-12:00pm


Kanawha Valley Enrichment Center       

261 Staunton Ave., Charleston               

June 1- Aug 12  , 2022

Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am

Lunch: 11:30-12:00pm


Damous Center

218 D. Street, Charleston           

June 1- Aug 12, 2022                 

Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am

Lunch: 11:30-12:00pm


Overbrook Elementary  

218 Oakwood Rd., Charleston

June 1- Aug 12, 2022                 

Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am

Lunch: 11:30-12:00pm  


Riverside High School                

1 Warrior Way, Belle

June 6- June 30, 2022                

Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am

Lunch: 11:30-12:00pm

Monday- Thursday only

Aug 1- Aug 12, 2022                  

Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am

Lunch: 11:00-12:00pm


East Bank Middle School            

1st Ave & Brannon St., East Bank

July 25-29, 2022 & August 1-5, 2022                              

Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am

Lunch: 11:00-11:30 a.m. 


The Kanawha County Board of Education announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program. In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this Institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. 


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, 

color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture 

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 

1400 Independence Avenue, SW 

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 

(3) email: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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