Welcome to the St Clair County Child Nutrition Program
It is the policy of the St. Clair County Schools to provide the Child Nutrition Program to all students based on the parent’s ability to pay. Eligible families are encouraged to take advantage of the free and reduced meal program. The system’s eligibility for state and federal programs available to students is based, in part, on the number of children enrolled in the free and reduced price lunchroom program. The Child Nutrition Program requires only one free/reduced lunch form per family or household, even if your children attend different St. Clair County Schools. If your child is transferring from another school district, you must complete a new form for St. Clair County. 2020-2021 Meal Benefit Applications are available after July 1st, 2020 and are accepted at any time during the school year. You may complete a paper application at any school lunchroom, at our Central Office in Ashville, or via our our online application!
Click here to complete your Free/Reduced Meal Application online!
Or pick up, complete, and turn in a 2020-2021 Free/Reduced Price Meal Application at your School Registration event, Local School front office, or the District Board office in Ashville.
Back To School Meal Information
Providing all students access to school meals is a priority for the St. Clair County Schools Child Nutrition Program. Beginning on August 20th, meals will be available daily to all students enrolled in St. Clair County Schools. If your child is at school for traditional learning, they will have access to meals from the cafeteria. If your child is a hybrid or virtual student, meals will be available daily through curbside pick-up.
Beginning Tuesday September 8, 2020 and lasting through December 31, 2020 (or until USDA expires these benefits) ALL St. Clair County students, regardless of their lunch status (free, reduced, or full paid) will receive breakfast and lunch for FREE everyday. Once this benefit ends, your child will resume paying based on their eligibility status. Children not enrolled may also benefit from these meals. Please call 594-2022 for information on which sites will be serving to all children 18 years and younger.
We encourage you to complete a Free/Reduced Meal application as soon as possible to see if you qualify for assistance and to avoid a lapse in benefits when the free meal program ends. Paper applications were sent home on the first day of school. For faster processing and privacy, we encourage you to complete the online application posted above.
All students were given a lunch card on the first day of school. This card will be used in the cafeteria for touchless checkout. Lunch cards for hybrid students can be picked up at the school office where your child is enrolled. This card can serve as identification for hybrid and virtual students and should be presented in the curbside pick-up line to receive school meals. If your child doesn’t have a lunch card yet or is not enrolled in school, other proof of identification will be accepted.
If your child is a hybrid student, meals will be available daily through curbside pick-up at the school your child is enrolled.
If your child is a student of the Virtual Preparatory Academy, they will be allowed to pick-up meals curbside at the cafeteria of their zoned school. All children 18 years and younger are eligible to receive meals at no cost. Please call 205-594-2022 to find out which locations are open to serve all children 18 years and younger.
Meal pick-up times and locations will be unique to each school campus. Please visit the website of the school your child attends for information related to curbside pick-up options and to complete the meal sign-up sheet. Signing up is not required to receive meals, but please understand that this will help our lunchroom staff be better prepared for your arrival. Students can receive a breakfast and lunch during each pick-up. We hope that you will take advantage of the healthy meals being served at your child’s school. Picking up meals will be a great way to get out of the house for a few minutes during your hybrid or virtual school day! We can’t wait to serve you in our cafeterias or in our curbside pick-up lines.
To find summer feeding sites in your neighborhood,
text "Food" to 877877 or
To receive special "combo meal" pricing students must choose 3 or 4 meal items at Breakfast and 3, 4 or 5 meal items at Lunch. One food item at breakfast must be a fruit or juice and one food item at Lunch must be fruit, juice, or vegetable to receive special pricing! Students may purchase extra or a la carte items, if they have money in their lunch account.
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If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at email@example.com.
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