School Meals Update: Two Convenient New Options for Families of Virtual Students

USDA Waiver allows FREE Meals for ALL Students until December 31st, 2020 or until Federal funding is exhausted.

On August 31, 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture extended waivers that allow child nutrition programs to provide free breakfasts and lunches for all students until December 31, 2020 or until federal funding is exhausted.  We are excited about two convenient new meal options for students enrolled in our virtual program this school year.

1.  Virtual Bulk Meal Plan Service

Beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, Monroe City Schools’ virtual students whose parents wish to pick up multiple meals at one time will be able to do so at five designated pick-up sites.  That means a parent can pick-up as many as five lunches and five breakfasts per student every Monday.

The five sites distributing bulk meals on Mondays include

Berg Jones Elementary School

Carroll Junior High School

Lee Junior High School

Neville High School

Wossman High School

Please note that special diets/allergies can only be accommodated with at least one week’s advance notice.  Notify stephanie.weaver@mcschools.net if your student has dietary restrictions and will change pick-up site from his or her usual school.

2.  Virtual Daily Meal Plan Service

For your convenience, parents of virtual students who want to continue daily pick up may continue to do so at the school site nearest to your residence, whether or not that is the Monroe City Schools campus your student usually attends. 

For example, if you have children who attend Barkdull Faulk, Carroll Junior, and Carroll High School and you live nearest to Barkdull Faulk, you may pick up the daily meals for all three of your children at Barkdull Faulk.  Do you have younger children who aren’t in school yet?  These children are eligible to receive meals also!  This convenience is temporary and will end December 31, 2020.

Please check with the school administration for serving times.

Monroe City Schools is an equal opportunity provider.