The Commonwealth of Virginia seeks to demonstrate that childhood hunger among school-aged children can be eliminated by ensuring that children have access to healthy meals where they live, learn, and play 365 days a year. Student achievement and behavior improves when students are well nourished and ready to learn. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and its partners in school divisions, state agencies and community organizations are striving to develop innovative models to end childhood hunger in Virginia. 

The main Virginia 365 Project goals are to nourish student’s mind and body so they can excel and have improved school performance, and to be the nation’s leader in ending childhood hunger through partnerships, collaboration and innovative service delivery.