Meal Service

  • Gwinnett County Public Schools is offering meals at no charge at all school sites to all students through the end of the school year. These meals are provided at no cost to the individual through the federal School Nutrition Program and an extension of a federal waiver.

    Students attending school in-person will receive meals free-of-charge during their scheduled meal times.

    Digital learners may pick up meals through the curbside pick-up program offered at one hundred and thirty-two schools. Meal pick-ups are offered Monday through Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The meals include both breakfast and lunch, with the pick-up on Thursday including meals for Friday. Please check with your local school for specific curbside pick-up times and locations. Please note that individuals will not be allowed to enter the school to pick up or eat meals.

    As part of the federal feeding program, curbside pick-up meals also are available at no charge to anyone 18 years of age or younger, even to children who are not a GCPS student.

    Gwinnett County Public Schools encourages families who are eligible for the Free & Reduced Meal Program to complete the annual application to ensure meal benefits continue when this waiver expires. The application must be filled out each school year, even if families applied in the spring or early summer. Note that those eligible for free- and reduced-priced meals may be able to access other types of public assistance or services that may be available during this pandemic.

    2020-2021 School Meal Prices (No change from the previous year)

    Lunch   Breakfast  
    Student lunch (elementary) $2.25 Student breakfast $1.50
    Student lunch (middle and high) $2.50 Student breakfast (reduced) $0.30
    Student lunch (reduced) $0.40 Adult breakfast $1.75
    Adult lunch $3.00    

    Additional Information about our Cafeterias

    Regarding cafeteria service… a number of factors, including students’ ages, cafeteria size, and staffing, will influence the plan implemented at each school. While students will go to the cafeteria to pick up their meals, in most cases they will eat in their classrooms. The following practices will be implemented across the district:

    • Middle and high school students will select and bag all their meal items. Elementary school students will either select and bag their own items, or the entrée will be bagged by the cafeteria staff and the student will select and bag all the other items.
    • Students will continue to have food choices, but they will be limited. All food items will be wrapped, packaged, or cupped.
    • Students will pick up breakfast or lunch and return to the classroom or other specified area(s).
    • All food waste/trash from meals eaten in classrooms will be placed in heavy-duty trash bags that will be placed in the hallway after each meal.
    • Cafeteria keypads have been replaced with a barcode scanning system to allow contactless payment.

    Follow GCPS’ school nutrition program on Instagram @cafegwinnett or on Facebook at Gwinnett County School Nutrition Program.