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All UCPS students eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended a waiver that will allow all Union County Public Schools students to receive breakfast and lunch free of charge until Dec. 31, 2020.

In addition, any person 18 years and under will now be able to grab a meal from UCPS curbside locations.

“We are extremely thankful to the USDA for this waiver,” said Denise Lamar, Director of UCPS School Nutrition Services. “This will help many families who may have a financial hardship right now due to the pandemic.”

Students who eat at school will be required to provide their student ID number. A la carte items are also available for purchase at regular prices.

As a reminder, lunch is available through a curbside pick-up model Monday – Friday, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the following locations. The curbside meal option is open to any person 18 years and under. Lunch ID numbers are not required.

Curbside meals are available at the following schools:

Cuthbertson High

Forest Hills High

Health Sciences Academy at Monroe Middle

Parkwood Middle

Porter Ridge Elementary

Rock Rest Elementary

Rocky River Elementary

Sardis Elementary

Shiloh Valley Primary

 Students with special dietary needs indicated by a Diet Order form on file are encouraged to call the school where they will pick up a meal the day before to make accommodations.

For more information about the UCPS School Nutrition Services Department, visit or @UCPSNutrition.



Posted September 3, 2020