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Attention BCS Families! When gearing up to go back to school (starting on 9/28), did you know that even if you send your child to school with lunch they can receive fresh fruits, vegetables and milk from the cafeteria, FOR FREE! 

A recent USDA waiver allows all students to enjoy healthy meal components to supplement meals brought from home, for free! To qualify students must select three of the five meal components offered for lunch (one must be a fruit or vegetable).

This is a great opportunity to ensure your child gets healthy and balanced lunch and a great way to help you save some money when packing lunches from home! 

Buncombe County Schools Menus

As the largest meal provider in Western North Carolina, we take the responsibility of serving our community's children seriously.  Our experienced team of school nutrition staff and dietitians work to make meals that are healthy, affordable, and sourced through local farms and producers when possible. Welcome to the school cafeterias of today!

Our menus and meal prices for all grade levels can be accessed below. You can also learn about 
meal prepaymentread our Frequently Asked Questions, view menus through our BCS mobile app, or sign up for paperless, emailed menus!

Elementary Schools

Breakfast Menu  Lunch Menu

Intermediate Schools

Breakfast Menu  Lunch Menu

Middle Schools

Breakfast Menu  Lunch Menu

High Schools

Breakfast Menu  Lunch Menu


Due to recent USDA school meal waivers, all meals served to students will be at no cost.
The below pricing list will hold true when the USDA waivers expire on June 30th, 2021.

Adult meal prices listed below apply to all open school sites beginning on September 28th, 2020.

Nesbitt Discovery Academy will continue to offer $6.00 Blue Plate Meals to all staff, no delivery, only pick up.

The prices below are for student and staff meals purchased through Buncombe County Schools cafeterias.

A student enjoy his school lunch at Emma Elementary, a USDA Gold Award of Distinction school!Student Breakfast Prices
All Grades
All students are welcome to eat breakfast every morning.
• Full Breakfast: No Cost
• Reduced Breakfast: No Cost
• Adult Meals: A La Carte Pricing
• A la carte milk: 85¢

Elementary Lunch Prices
Grades K-5
Hot and cold lunches are provided featuring a regular menu or a bag lunch. All meals include milk.
• Full-Paying Lunch: $2.55
• Reduced Price Lunch: $0
• Adult Meals: $4.15
• A la carte milk: 85¢

Intermediate, Middle School & High School Meal Prices
Grades 6-12
Hot and cold lunches are provided featuring a regular menu or a bag lunch. All meals include milk.
• Intermediate Full-Paying Lunch: $2.60
• Middle and High Full-Paying Lunch: $2.85
• Extreme Meal Full Lunch: $3.30
• Reduced Price Lunch: $0
• A la carte milk: 85¢

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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