Free Meals for ALL Students Ends at the Start of the 2022-23 School Year
As USDA child nutrition COVID-19 waivers expire on June 30, 2022, free school lunches for all students will end once the 2022-23 school year begins. During the COVID-19 pandemic, students enrolled in any District 7 school received free meals through our Student Meal Program.
Beginning next school year, elementary school lunch prices will be $2.45. Secondary school lunches will be available for $2.55. Breakfast for all grades will be $1.70. 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 still need to fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Price Application Form each year. 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 which is available at all schools. The paper forms, once completed, should be returned to any school office.