The West Virginia Department of Education recognizes the impact that school nutrition has on the academic and overall well-being of the child. As an essential service, counties continued high-level food distribution operations throughout the COVID-19 outbreak during the school year and into the summer.

It is critical that counties provide uninterrupted and consistent nutritional support to families regardless of the school schedule or re-entry into the upcoming year. Programs will continue to follow the local and national safety and operation guidelines for food service industries. The information available on these pages will serve as a framework for the upcoming school year.