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Meals free for all students; pickup distribution curtailed as in-person learning resumes

The district’s Child Nutrition Office reminds families that, under a federal waiver during the COVID-19 pandemic, all meals are free for all students for the rest of the 2020-21 school year -- whether in the cafeterias or via pickup while still in remote learning. Also, FCPS is adjusting the meal distribution again as more grades return to the classroom during March. Students remaining in remote instruction, NTI/2DL, or the FCPS Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) will continue to receive free breakfasts and lunches. For questions, please call (859) 381-3846. 

Week of March 1-5: 

Regular distribution of bagged meals operated on Monday and Wednesday at the 14 school locations. There was no pre-ordered meals for elementary distribution since grades 3-5 returned to campus on March 3.

Week of March 8-12:

Distribution is only on Wednesday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at these locations:

  • Middle schools -- Beaumont, Bryan Station, Crawford, Edythe J. Hayes, Jessie Clark, Leestown, LTMS, and Winburn;
  • High schools -- Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, Henry Clay, Lafayette, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Tates Creek.

This is the last opportunity to pick up meals for students who return next week for in-person instruction.

Week of March 15-19:

Fayette County Public Schools will give remote, NTI/2DL, and VLA households an opportunity to pre-order meals for weekly pickup. Details are pending.

Community alternatives

The nonprofit Employment Solutions, an FCPS community partner, continues to offer free meals for ages 18 and younger. This schedule and distribution locations are subject to change: Community meals

Another nonprofit partner also provides meals. Visit the FoodChain website for details or call (859) 428-8380.

(Revised March 3; posted Feb. 5, 2021)

Tammy L. Lane, district webmaster
(859) 381-4236