School Meal Options
Curbside School Meals

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Buncombe County School Nutrition is open for business!

USDA announcement regarding meal service.


We want to share some important information about our meal service procedure as students return for in-person instruction on an A day/B day rotation starting on Sept. 28. Meal service is available to all BCS students including those participating in 100% remote instruction and the BCS Virtual Academy.

Click here to view a detailed calendar of current school meal options.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served daily to in school learners. 

Meal Service Options:


Option 1, Daily curbside meals (includes breakfast and lunch) - All High school sites will be opened daily from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. for daily curbside meal service, for all children ages 0-18.


Option 2, multi day meal kits - All High school sites, Barnardsville Elementary, Pisgah Elementary and Leicester Elementary will offer multi day meal kits Tuesday and Friday from 1:00p.m. - 6:00p.m. 


Option 3 - See below Cohort A, Cohort B, Remote & Virtual:  

  •     Cohort A students riding on a bus will have the option to take home a 5 day meal kit on Tuesday after school (school specific decisions, contact your school ). 

Car riders are encouraged to go to their district high school to pick up a 5 day meal kit.

This box is intended to provide students with a healthy breakfast and lunch for Wednesday - Sunday. 

  •    Cohort B students riding on a bus will have the option to take home a 5 day meal kit on Tuesday after school (school specific decisions contact your school administrator). 

Car riders are encouraged to go to their district high school to pick up a 5 day meal kit.

This box is intended to provide students with a healthy breakfast and lunch for Saturday - Wednesday.

Virtual and remote learners: Will be able to pick up meal kits at a district high school, Barnardsville Elementary, Pisgah Elementary and Leicester Elementary. 3 day meal kits may be picked up on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and a 4 day meal kits may be picked up on Friday 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

Children are only eligible for one breakfast and one lunch per day.



Families that took part in the no-cost summer meals program will be glad to learn the program has been extended through Dec. 31, 2020. Families are still asked to fill out a Fall 2020 Free/Reduced Meal Application as soon as possible. You can also get a paper copy from your school or the School Nutrition Department.

View our curbside meal distribution locations or check out our Meal Service FAQ below. If you qualify for the free/reduced lunch program, you may pick up a meal at no cost.

For more information regarding Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications please contact School Nutrition office at 828-255-5927 or by e-mail at nicole.rodeia@bcsemail.org. Please see below for more important information about the federal free and reduced lunch program.

The carryover period for free and reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year is Monday, September 28th. The carryover period is the amount of time students are allowed by USDA to remain on the prior year's meal status. In order to qualify for free or reduced meals, parents must complete a new free and reduced meal application every school year.

Students attending one of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools, Emma, Johnston, Woodfin and Candler are not required to complete free and reduced meal applications and will automatically receive free meals based on the school’s participation in that USDA program.

School meals will be available for all students in all school-opening scenarios, including the 100% Remote Learners and for those that register for the Virtual Academy.
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