How did this happen?
LCPS School Board Policy 6130 was passed in January 2019 in response to VA "No Lunch Shaming" law. Students without sufficient funds will receive the advertised breakfast/lunch of their choice to support academic readiness. It comes at a price. Some families do not qualify for free/reduced program but don't always have the disposable income for meals. So the charges start to accumulate.
How you can help
Anyone who wants to make a donation to help pay down the Meal Debt in Loudoun County and has questions can call the Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF) at 571-252-1102. www.loudouneducationfoundation.org
To mail a donation, send a check payable to the Loudoun Education Foundation and mail it to Loudoun Education Foundation at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148. In the memo line of the check write Meal Debt. If you want to designate a specific school, add that to the memo line or include a note with the check.
To make an electronic payment from the Loudoun Education Fund site, click on the donation tab. Under Gift Designation, select School Meal Debt. If you want to designate a specific school, put the school name in the Additional Comments box. Here is the direct link to the donate page: https://loudouneducationfoundation.org/donate/