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Summer Meals

Parents/guardians, find out where your child/children can get healthy, daily meals this summer.

There are multiple programs that offer free summer meals. Check all these sources to see if there is a meal distribution site in your area:

1.      Use the free, web-based Summer Meal Site Finder application at
USDA Summer Food Rocks

2.      Text FOODGA to 877877;

3.      Call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY;

4.      Go to www.FoodFinderGa.org (a year-round service)


Bid Invitation

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Vidalia City Schools Nutrition Program is actively seeking  bids or quotations on the following products 

or services for the 2017-2018 school year.  Please contact  E. Denise Parson, Vidalia City Schools Nutrition Director,

301 Adams St., Vidalia, Ga. 30474. All bids must reach this address by  June 21, 2017,.  Bids will be opened and

awarded at a time to be determined by the SNP Director. The vendor will be notified as to whether or not they

were awarded the bid.  Deadline for information Request will be June 16, 2017.

The Vidalia City Board of Education reserves the right to reject all bids in whole or in part,

and/or accept the bids that in its judgment will be in the best interest of the school nutrition program.  

Prices quoted shall be firm for the period between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018.  Prices quoted

for all items shall include charges for packing and transporting to the individual schools, if applicable.

Prices quoted will not include federal excise tax or state sales tax. 

The Vidalia City Board of Education is a tax exempt organization. 


Nutrition Program Bids for the 2017-2018 school term:


Ice Cream

Food/Grocery Items

Paper Products

Chemicals for Dish Machines


Interested vendors may request bids by contacting E. Denise Parson,

School Nutrition Director, Vidalia City Schools, at 912-537-9738

no later than Thursday, June 16, 2017.  Bids will be awarded July 07, 2017.


 2017-18 Vidalia City School Nutrition Program


The National School Lunch Program was established in 1946 in an effort to provide a nutritional lunch to children. Later, the Nation

al School Breakfast Program was made available in schools, and only recently, the After School Snack Program

was added to After School Care Programs. School meals have changed throughout the years, and presently offer a greater

variety of foods in order to appeal to all students.


The Vidalia City Schools Cafeterias serve approximately 2600 meals daily, to students in grades Pre-K through 12.

With the support and participation of parents and students, our School Nutrition Program continues to meet its basic

purpose of feeding children healthy meals.                                        


Vidalia Comprhensive High School

Alta Bray Manager






Breakfast (Reduced)




Lunch (Reduced)













 Free and Reduced Meals

All students st Vidalia Comprehensive High School will be presented with a free and reduced meal application. After being processed studetents will

recieve a free, reduced or paid letter informing parents of their childs status. A student receiving SNAP or TANF benefits will also receive a 

letter informing them of their status.  If your child at Vidalia High School does not receive a letter from the school or an application, please call

912-537-0861 to make sure your child is eating free.  

If you receive food stamps and don’t receive an approval letter by the end of August,

you will need to contact the lunchroom manager to confirm if your child eats free meals. 

This is your responsibility as parents and you will be responsible for all meals that your child charges on their account. 

 ONLY ONE (1) APPLICATION SHOULD BE RETURNED PER HOUSEHOLD with all students in the household listed on the one application.  

** Parents who are not interested in applying for free or reduced price meals do not need to fill out the entire application.

Simply put your child(ren's) name on the application and write "REFUSED" across in big letters**

Pay Online: Teachers, staff and parents can now pay online, check your balance or just check to make sure your child is eating during the day.

The only time you pay the $2.00 fee is when you add money to the account.  It's easy, just click

here to start your account!  Click picture to pay on line or go to www.myschoolbucks.com  

Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Letter to Parents

J. D. Dickerson Primary School Manager: Sue Sullivan   912-537-7071

Sally D. Meadows Elementary School  Manager: Teresa Hunt    912-537-3787

J.R. Trippe Middle School  Acting Manager:Juanita Monroe 912-537-217

Dear Parent or Guardian of Vidalia City School Students:

We are pleased to inform you that J.D. Dickerson Primary, Sally D. Meadows, and J.R. Trippe will be participating in a new option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for School Year 2016-2017.

What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above?

Great news!!  All enrolled students (PreK – 8th  grade) of

J.D. Dickerson Primary, Sally D. Meadows Elementary, and J.R. Trippe Middle School

are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2016-2017 school year. No further action is required of you except to make sure your child(ren) participate in the program.   Meals are completely free and you don’t need to fill out an application if your children attend J.D.D. Primary, SDM Elementary or J.R. Trippe Middle School!!  Their information will still need to go on the Vidalia High School Application if you are applying for free lunches there.

Unfortunately, Vidalia Comprehensive High School does not meet the requirements set forth by the USDA to be a CEP school, so your child(ren) enrolled at VHS must fill out an application if they are presented  with one.  Parents will be notified of eligibility if you receive certain services from DFACS.

Parents at all schools are still responsible for any charges made in previous years.  Please contact your school manager or Denise Parson, School Foodservice Director at 912-537-9738 or dparson@vidalia-city.k12.ga.us. Your child will be presented with a charge letter each week until balance is paid off.

Let me encourage you to allow your children to participate in the School Nutrition Program by eating with us every day for breakfast and lunch!  The only way this program will work and continue being free to all students through the coming years is if we have good student participation!!

All students at the CEP schools will be required to go through the lunch line where they will be offered a supplement to their lunch boxes, if they bring one, that is completely reimbursable.  We would like to get credit for all students at each school by offering a completely reimbursable meal to supplement those that bring lunchboxes, so please, encourage your students to pick up the supplement every day.

If our team at VCS School Foodservice can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us







































$1.80 Breakfast and $3.50.   Teachers are allowed to charge up to $12.40 (4 lunches)

on a monthly basis.  All accounts must be paid by the last day of the month.

NO charges will be made to faculty or staff until previous months account is paid in full.  

Please remember that menus are made with children in mind.



 Check out your child's school website for updated lunch menus.  

 School meals are planned with students in mind. Menu selections are based on the foods they prefer. All menus

must meet the United States Department of Agriculture requirements, and successfully implement the

Healthy School Meals Initiatives and Dietary Guidelines. All schools offer a choice of entrees daily. 

For more information about the School Nutrition Program in Vidalia City Schools, contact Ms. Denise Parson,

Vidalia City Schools Nutrition Director, 301 Adams Street, Vidalia, GA 30474 or call 537-9738.


Below are the newest health inspection scores as of September 2015. 


We have health inspections 2 times a school year.


J. D. Dickerson           100


Sally Meadows            100


J. R. Trippe                 100


Vidalia High School   100 

Any deficiencies noted have been reported to the appropriate personnel so corrections could be made. 

Scores will be sent in to the Georgia Department of Education and posted on our web page.


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based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights

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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

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