Food for Thought
Food for Thought

2024 VSBA Food For Thought Competition

The VSBA would like to invite you to participate in the 12th annual Food for Thought Competition. The Food for Thought Competition is a friendly competition between Virginia’s school divisions to showcase their programs that combat childhood hunger, provide healthy school meals, and encourage wellness and physical activity. There are three separate competition categories. You may apply to be recognized for the division’s efforts in the following categories:

  • Meal Access to Fight Hunger
  • Healthy School Meals
  • Wellness/Physical Activity

Please complete a separate application for each program. If you school division was recognized as a winner in the previous year, you may not submit an entry for the same program.

Entries will be accepted online: All entries must be submitted by the deadline of May 27, 2024.

Please provide a valid email address when completing the survey form to ensure that you can be contacted about your entry.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Communications at 434-295-8722 or email

Click here to view the FAQ sheet.

Thank you to the 2024 Sponsor:

Congratulations to our 2023 VSBA Food for Thought Competition Winners!

Healthy School Meals
Winner (Below 10,000 Student Population) – Dinwiddie County Public Schools
Winner (Above 10,001 Student Population) – Stafford County Public Schools

Meal Access to Fight Hunger
Winner (Below 10,000 Student Population) – Manassas Park City Public Schools
Winner (Above 10,001 Student Population) – Frederick County Public Schools
Honorable Mention – Rockbridge County Public Schools

Wellness and Physical Activity
Winner (Below 10,000 Student Population) – Northumberland County Public Schools
Winner (Above 10,001 Student Population) – Hampton City Public Schools
Honorable Mention – King and Queen County Public Schools

Click here for photos of our 2023 winning school divisions.