Breakfast and Lunch Program
The USDA child nutrition COVID-19 waivers expired on June 30, 2022 and, as a result, free school lunches for all students will end once the 2022-23 school year begins.
This year, elementary school lunch prices will be $2.55. Secondary school lunches will be available for $2.65. Breakfast for all grades will be $1.80. Per federal guidelines, families qualifying for the Free and Reduced Meal Program will pay $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.
Families that qualify for free and reduced meals need to fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form. All students in a household are listed on one application. The information given will also be used to determine or prove your children’s eligibility for P-EBT benefits if they are issued in South Carolina. Please complete the Free and Reduced Meal Price Online Application Form or a paper Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form and return it to any school office. You will be notified by email of your child's status in the first week of school. Until notification, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.
Spartanburg School District 7 has also adopted community eligibility for students to receive free meals under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). CEP is a powerful federal option that enables high-need schools to offer breakfast and lunch to students at no charge. The CEP schools in D7 for the 2022-2023 school year are Carver Middle, Cleveland Academy, Drayton Mills Elementary, E.P. Todd School, Mary H. Wright Elementary and Meeting Street Academy. As a reminder, families with children in these schools still need to complete a free and reduced meal application for other benefits.