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GCPS Meals Program

Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted additional waiver extensions that allow school districts to offer meals at no charge through December 31 through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). This extension, paired with guidance received from the Georgia Department of Education, will allow Gwinnett County Public Schools to offer meals at no charge at school sites to all students. These meals are provided at no cost to the individual through the federal School Nutrition Program.

Given these uncertain times there is no guarantee that is federally funded program will be extended into the 2nd semester beginning January 2021. In order to be prepared for any eventuality, we encourage all families to go ahead and see if they qualify for Free or Reduced meals by completing an application. Doing so now, will help ensure your child is eligible to continue to receive meals throughout the school year.

Students Attending School In-Person

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

Curbside Pick-up for Digital Learners

Digital learners may pick up meals through the curbside pick-up programs at each school (Click here for a list of the 132 schools offering curbside pick-up.) Each day’s pick-up includes both breakfast and lunch with Thursday’s pick-up including meals for Friday. Individuals will not be allowed to enter the school to pick up or eat meals.

Friday has now been added

**Pick Up Time at Lanier Middle School will be Monday through Friday, from

12:00 PM - 12:40 PM.

 

Curbside Pick-up for Others 18 Years of Age or Younger:

As part of the Seamless Summer Option, curbside pick-up meals also will be available at no charge to anyone 18 years of age or younger, even to children who are not a GCPS student. Please check with your local school for curbside pick-up times and the location of the pick-up program. Individuals will not be allowed to enter the school to pick up or eat meals.