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Virginia Disaster Nutrition Assistance

Incident: Hurricane Ian

Began: Oct. 1, 2022

Child Nutrition Programs
  • On Oct. 3, 2022, FNS approved Virginia Department of Education’s request to allow Virginia Beach City Schools to serve meals in a non-congregate setting due to flooding caused by Hurricane Ian. Under the waiver approval, Virginia Beach Public Schools may serve National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) meals in a non-congregate setting, adjust the time of meal service, allow parent pick up, and senior high schools are not required to use offer versus serve at lunch. These waivers are available through Oct. 5, 2022.


Past Responses
Incident: Hurricane Michael

Began: Oct. 10, 2018

Child Nutrition Programs
  • On Oct. 19, 2018, FNS approved a request from the Virginia Department of Education for Brunswick County. Schools in Brunswick County may serve meals that do not meet the school breakfast and lunch meal pattern requirements through Oct. 31, 2018.


If you think you may be eligible for disaster food assistance in your state, please contact your local state office.

Page updated: June 20, 2023