COVID-19: Virtual School Meal Program
The Virtual School Meal Program provides nutritious meals (while schools are closed due to COVID-19) for students who relied on school meal programs. The program is available in 7 communities (Antigonish, Glace Bay, New Glasgow, New Waterford, North Sydney, Sydney and Sydney Mines) with 31 participating schools.
The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development identified communities and schools to participate in the program. School principals at participating schools contact the families of eligible students to let them know about the program and how to participate. Students are in pre-primary to grade 12.
How the program works
Participating students sign up with Click2Order.ca. Each student is given a $10 daily credit to order meals (1 meal per day, Monday to Friday) from participating restaurants in their community.
The program runs until 30 June 2020. It may be expanded to schools in other communities.
What happens next
Additional communities and schools may be added based on community need.