All FCPS Students Get Free Meals During NTI 2DL
For second semester in Fayette County Public Schools, the district’s Child Nutrition staff will modify food service according to whether students are still learning from home or return for in-person instruction on campus. Classes are slated to resume via NTI/2DL starting Jan. 7 and 8; further plans are still to be determined.
Monday, Jan. 4 – Staff preparation for districtwide food distribution
Tuesday, Jan. 5 – Meals pickup (2 days) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 6 – Meals pickup (3 days) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
List of pickup locations -- Note the winter hours have changed.
Families can receive food bags at any site regardless of student enrollment, but please limit pickups to one per household so there is enough food for everyone in need. If NTI/2DL continues in January, food service will return to the Monday/Wednesday schedule, with adjustments for holidays and inclement weather.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has allowed school districts to use the national waiver for expanded meal service for children and families. Therefore:
- Free breakfasts and lunches are available for anyone age 18 and younger.
- Children do not have to be enrolled in Fayette County Public Schools.
- Children do not have to be present for meals pickup.
Please check the updated food distrbution sites here:
In an effort to reach more families, breakfast and lunch will be available at 50 schools on Mondays and Wednesdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. On Mondays, FCPS will distribute two breakfasts and two lunches. On Wednesdays, the district will distribute three breakfasts and three lunches.
When families arrive to pick up meals, staff will help them access their children’s accounts. Meals for any FCPS student can be picked up at any location, regardless of where children are enrolled. Children do not need not be present. FCPS will continue to look for ways to enhance these services, and after the school year is underway, the district has plans to add hot meals on pickup days and open distribution sites at convenient neighborhood locations.
See more information here.