Students enrolled in Greenville County Schools’ virtual program will be provided meals for the entire school week at 15 locations every Monday from 4-5 p.m. beginning Aug. 24, the district announced on Tuesday, Aug. 11.
The meals will be served near the car line or bus loop and will vary depending on the school.
Meals picked up will consist of five breakfasts and five lunches. While some will be ready-to-eat meals, others will need to be heated. Parents must contact their student’s cafeteria manager one week in advance to ensure the cafeteria can order the necessary ingredients to fulfill the meal demands.
Only students who are registered for the virtual program will be able to receive the meals. The meals will be free of charge only to those Greenville County School students eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Other students must have the required funds in their lunch accounts or payment at pickup to receive the meals. Breakfasts are free for all students, and lunches are $2.50 each.
A week’s worth of meals will cost $12.50, according to the school district.
Students who were on free or reduced-price meals last year must still submit a new application for the 2020-21 school year. Those applications can be accessed here. Paper applications are available at GCS schools. Parents can learn more about free and reduced-price meals by calling the Food and Nutrition Services office at 355-1251 or by e-mail at [email protected].
The 15 district locations providing meal pick-ups are: A.J. Whittenberg Elementary, Berea Elementary, Blue Ridge Middle, Bryson Middle, Fisher Middle, Fountain Inn Elementary, Greer Middle School, Grove Elementary, Mauldin Elementary, Northwest Middle, Northwood Middle, Sevier Middle, Sterling School, Sue Cleveland Elementary and Welcome Elementary.
You can find the phone numbers for these schools on the GCS website at www.greenville.k12.sc.us.