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COVID-19: Virtual School Meal Pilot Program

The Virtual School Meal Pilot 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 4 Cape Breton communities (Sydney Mines, North Sydney, Glace Bay and New Waterford) with 12 participating schools.


The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development identified communities and schools to participate in the pilot. 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 pilot runs for 3 weeks. The program may run longer, and in more communities, if schools remain closed.

Participating schools

Schools participating in the program include:

  • Breton Education Centre
  • Ferrisview Elementary School
  • Glace Bay Elementary School
  • Glace Bay High School
  • Greenfield Elementary School
  • John Bernard Croak Elementary School
  • Jubilee Elementary School
  • Memorial Composite High School
  • Oceanview Middle School
  • Seton Elementary School
  • St. Anne’s Elementary School
  • Sydney Mines Middle School

What happens next

Additional communities and schools may be added based on the results of the pilot and community need.