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Meals for youths available through summer; all students to eat free in 2021-22

Lexington households will continue to receive free meals this summer for youths under age 18. In Fayette County Public Schools, the bagged food will be available at the six high schools: Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, Henry Clay, Lafayette, Paul Laurence Dunbar, or Tates Creek. The pickup time is 11 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays during June and July, except the week of June 28. Please limit meal pickups to one per household so the federal program will not run short of supplies for families who need assistance.

Specifics on pickup locations:

  • Bryan Station: In front of the school.
  • Frederick Douglass: Back of the school; look for signs. Doors are open, and someone comes out to your vehicle.
  • Tates Creek: In front of the school.
  • Lafayette: At the back of the school at the kitchen door.
  • Henry Clay: Back of school at loading dock.
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar: In back at cafeteria door.

Meals are also available at community distribution sites through Employment Solutions, FoodChain, and God’s Pantry Food Bank. Please see this flyer for details:

Summer meals sites

All students to eat free in 2021-22

On a related note, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has issued waiver flexibilities for school meal programs and the Child and Adult Care Food Program for school year 2021-22. This means all students will again have access to school breakfasts and lunches at no cost. “We may have to make a few minor adjustments within our program, but other than that, operations will be very similar to this year in feeding all students free,” said Michelle Coker, director of Child Nutrition in FCPS.

Source: Michelle Coker in Child Nutrition

(Revised June 10; posted May 13, 2021)

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