Meal purchases will be available for pick-up this school year
Published on Thursday, July 23, 2020
UPDATED on Thursday, July 30, 2020
Berkeley County School District’s students will be able to purchase breakfast and lunch in the upcoming school year, regardless of what learning platform they select.
Students will be able to purchase lunch based on their lunch status. As during a normal school year, meals will only be provided at no cost or at discount to students qualifying for free/reduced meals. All other students will need to pay for lunch (see pricing below). Students must be enrolled in a BCSD school in order to be able to purchase a meal.
Families can apply for free/reduced meals on BCSD’s Child Nutrition site starting Aug. 1. The district is also mailing cards to families with information on how they can access a mobile app (available Aug. 1) where they can apply for free/reduced lunch as well. These cards will be mailed out the week of July 27. Families will also be able to use My School Bucks to upload money to their children’s account.
BCSD’s summer feeding program will end on Aug. 14 (originally July 30). The summer feeding program is made possible through the Seamless Summer Option, which allows school districts to provide free summer meals in low-income areas during the traditional summer vacation periods. It is an extension of the National School Lunch Program.
Students who are choosing the blended distance learning or virtual learning options will still be able to come to their child’s school to pick up their meal at their home school.
For students enrolling in the traditional learning option, lunch and break times will be included in a schedule provided to families by their child’s school and/or teacher.
BCSD will keep families updated if there are any changes to the breakfast/lunch service.
For additional questions contact Kristina Wingo at 843-899-5054.