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We are pleased to inform you that Abingdon Elementary, Achilles Elementary, Bethel Elementary, Petsworth Elementary & Page Middle, qualified for an option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for school year 2022-2023. Read More...

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

(Botetourt, Peasley and Gloucester High only)

Our food service meal program serves appealing and reasonably priced meals to your child/children. Eligible students may receive meals free or at a reduced rate.

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Abingdon Elementary School

The Virginia Depart of Education, Office of School Nutrition Programs is pleased to announce that Abingdon Elementary School has achieved the Governor's Scorecard on Nutrition and Physical Activity Bronze Award.


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Caring...Sharing...Learning...through nutrition 

The Gloucester County Public School’s food service meal program serves appealing, reasonably priced meals to your child/children. (Eligible students may receive meals free or at a reduced price: breakfast 30 cents and lunch 40 cents.)

Meals are planned by the Director of Food Service and the Administrative Associate, with input from students and teachers. All meals meet the criteria and regulations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Virginia Department of Education. Menus are planned with the goal of providing students with one third of their Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for key nutrients and calories. Extra effort is made to provide low fat alternatives and to keep the average of calories from fat below 30 percent.

Give your children all the benefits of good nutrition so they can achieve their highest possible potential.

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Unpaid Meal Charges

Students who do not have money on account or in hand to cover the cost of a meal at the time of service will be permitted to charge the meal.

Reasonable efforts are used to avoid calling attention to a student’s inability to pay.

Notice of low or negative balances in a student’s meal account are sent to parent(s) or guardian(s) and the school principal. All such notifications will be addressed to the parent(s) or guardian(s) directly by the Central Food Service Office via phone, email, and/or mail.

Parents are expected to pay all meal charges in full by the last day of the school year.

If a parent regularly fails to provide meal money or send food to school with the student and the student does not qualify for free or reduced benefits, the child nutrition director will inform the principal, who will determine the next course of action, which may include notifying the department of social services of suspected child neglect and/or taking legal steps to recover the unpaid meal charges.

The school board is prohibited from filing a lawsuit against a student or the student’s parent because the student cannot pay for a meal at school or owes a school meal debt.

Food Services Managers:

Barbara Brown
Abingdon Cafeteria Manager
(804) 642-9586

Connie O'Neill
Achilles Cafeteria Manager 
(804) 642-3801

Violet Smith
Bethel Cafeteria Manager 
(804) 693-0492
Unchu Edgerly
Botetourt Cafeteria Manager 
(804) 693-1194

Josephine Hurd
Gloucester High School Cafeteria Manager 
(804) 693-0565

Fran White
Page Middle School Cafeteria Manager 
(804) 693-2540

Janet Whitam
Peasley Middle School Cafeteria Manager 
(804) 693-1359

Patricia Alexander
Petsworth Cafeteria Manager 
(804) 693-2017

Division Office Contacts:

Lydia Gilbert
Director of Food Service

Christy Lindberg
Food Service Manager

Raven Carlton
Administrative Associate I/Bookkeeper

Melvin Green

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Central Food Service
Gloucester County Public Schools
6097 T C Walker Rd.
Gloucester, Virginia 23061
Phone: (804) 693-3585
Fax: (804) 693-2395