School Meal Program
Military Students Overseas to Receive Free School Meals
The Exchange School Meal Program will provide wholesome, nutritious meals to eligible students in participating OCONUS Department of Defense schools.
The Goals of the School Meal Program
- Create an atmosphere of excellent customer service and care for all
- Make school meals a noticeable extension of the classroom and a learning environment for nutrition education
- Give students the best nutritional value for their money
The Exchange provides school lunch to K-12 students on Army and Air Force Installations in 9 countries overseas. We follow the same USDA guidelines as schools throughout the United States. Check out the Nutrition page for an explanation of the new USDA guidelines. We provide Free and Reduced-Price meals for students who qualify under Federal Guidelines.
In school year 2020-2021, AAFES served an average of 17,700 meals per day for a total of more than 3 million meals over the school year including Grab and Go meals for service during the pandemic. Over 21,000 of those meals were served in support of our first Summer School request.
We support programs in 76 school cafeterias on Army and Air Force Installations throughout Europe and the Pacific including all Marine installations in Okinawa and one Marine installation in Iwakuni.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication 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 at: How to File a Complaint , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
- mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- email: email@example.com
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