Child Nutrition Services
Beginning August 17, HCPS will operate its Child Nutrition Services at 15 school sites and 9 “Meals On the Bus” routes on school days during implementation of Plan C. An updated listing of MOB route schedules and links to menus are in the “Child Nutrition Services on Plan C” Google Document, which is also linked in the “Return to Learn: Auxiliary Services” webpage.
As they are every year, the meals offered to students over the summer months were provided at no cost to children ages 2-18 under the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) – which ends August 31. Beginning Sept. 1, HCPS’ Child Nutrition Services will join national public school districts in operating under the USDA’s National School Lunch Program, which will include traditional associated costs for meals.
Although this transition from the USDA’s “Summer” program to “School Lunch” program occurs each year, this school year’s lunch prices reflect an initial cost reduction in “Reduced Price” meals. Thanks to a North Carolina grant, students who qualify for Free or Reduced Price meals will receive meals at no cost, until grant funds are exhausted statewide.*
2020-2021 School Lunch Prices
||Reduced Price Meals
PreK-Grade 5: $2.50
Grades 6-12: $2.75
Mega Meals (6-12): $3.25
*Reduced Price breakfasts and lunches are covered by a state grant until funds are exhausted. If funds are exhausted prior to year end, prices will revert to $0.30 per reduced price Breakfast and $0.40 per reduced price Lunch.
Especially while operating under the fully remote Plan C, HCPS Child Nutrition Services highly recommends families use the online payment system, K12PaymentCenter, to pay for school meals. To create an K12PaymentCenter account for a student, families will need their child’s Student Number – which they can access by calling their child’s school.
To view monthly Remote Feeding Menus, families can visit the HCPS Child Nutrition menu site, filter to a school site serving meals using the grade level dropdown and school name dropdown menus, then select “Remote Feeding Menu” (see screenshot below).