Ingenuity Prep will provide meals for students on a daily basis during the 2023-24 school year.  

We partner with Whitsons Culinary Group to provide all students with free  breakfast and lunch meals every school day. Through our meal program, students are exposed to a variety whole fruits and vegetables, healthy carbohydrates, and lean proteins.  Please view our local wellness policy here.

Any verbal or written civil rights complaints made to a staff member at Ingenuity Prep will be forwarded to the USDA’s FNS Civil Rights Division and Elizabeth Leach (OSSE) for FNS support with finding a resolution. USDA’s FNS Civil Rights Division is responsible for conducting investigations of discrimination complaints based on race, color, national origin, age, sex and/or disability involving the school meals programs in DC.

Monthly Meal Menu

Capital Area Food Bank Family Markets

Capital Area Food Bank Family Markets

Family Markets are monthly, no-cost, market-style grocery distributions right here at Ingenuity Prep. They make it easier for families to get the good, healthy food they need to thrive. Of the food distributed, roughly half is fresh produce, making it easier for parents to prepare nutritious meals at home. Stop by any of these events, occurring right after dismissal.


October 12 2023, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

November 16 2023, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

December 14 2023, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

January 11 2024, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

February 8 2024, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

March 21 2024, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

April 11 2024, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

May 16 2024, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

June 13 2024, 4:30 – 5:30 PM

Other Local Food Resources

Grocery Distribution Sites »

Grocery sites are available throughout the District to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and non-perishable groceries to families. Residents are encouraged to bring a cart and/or tote bag to transport groceries at home. Masks are required at the grocery sites. Grocery sites are open 10 am – 11:30 am.

Important Civil Rights Policies

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: 0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

(1)      mail:
1.         U.S. Department of Agriculture
1.         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1.         1400 Independence Avenue, SW
1.         Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)      fax:
1.         (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
(3)      email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

Also, the District of Columbia Human Rights Act, approved December 13, 1977 (DC law 2-38; DC official code §2-1402.11(2006), as amended) states the following: 

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice to do any of the following acts, wholly or partially for a discriminatory reason based upon the actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation of any individual. To file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-4559 or