Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

UPDATED: Waivers Allow Meals For Students At No Cost

Published on: 9/11/2020

SCCPSS School Food and Nutrition has received several waivers to provide nutritious meals to our students while the district is using the virtual model and will partner with the district's Transportation Department to deliver meals to our families safely and efficiently. The USDA is providing additional flexibilities in an effort to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID– 19) to include allowing School Nutrition Programs to offer meals at no cost to children ages 0-18.  ​

To improve efficiency and to ensure the quality of meals, SCCPSS will start the delivery of meals at no cost to all children ages 0-18 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to allow meals to reach all students in the district on the same day.  This strategic plan will systematically allow students to have meals all week that they are engaged in virtual learning.  ​

Families coming to meal service locations are asked to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 - make sure to wear a mask and adhere to socially distance guidelines while waiting in line.   

 An updated list of routes and times can be viewed here.​​​  Two days of meals (breakfast and lunch) will be delivered on both Monday and Wednesday, one day's breakfast and lunch will be delivered Friday.

**No meal service will be provided from any school site.  Schools remain closed to the public.  Refer to the meal locations and times list provided above.***

Please note that both breakfast and lunch will be at no cost to all children ages 0-18, as we did in the spring.  Some of the components of the meals will be frozen to maintain the integrity of the product while delivering for multiple days.  USDA did provide a waiver for parent pick-up.  The parent will need to supply some form of identification to identify the child(ren) for whom they are picking up the meal(s) that falls in the category of 0-18 years of age. 

​SCCPSS families who receive free/reduced lunch must reapply each year to maintain their recipient status. Prior year meal status will expire on September 30, 2020. Applications are available at the Application Center located at 3609 Hopkins Street, Savannah, GA, 31404 by appointment @ 912-395-1066.  Both online and paper applications are available in English and Spanish.  There is also a meal application drop box located at the site if the desire is to drop off the paper application afterhours. The district strongly encourage parents to apply online by going to myschoolapps.com.  The link is also available on the district's School Nutrition page on sccpss.com under the Family and Student tab

​​There will be no change to meal prices this year:

  • Breakfast at no cost to all students
  • Full Price Lunch in Grades K-12 - $3.00
  • Reduced Price - $.40

Menus will be posted on the district's website.  Some menu items may change based on availability. 

Questions? Call (912) 395-5591.  En español al (912) 395-6009.




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