School Meal Options

School Meal Service Options for Remote and Hybrid Students
Posted on 01/04/2021
A translation of this information is available in Spanish.

Buncombe County School Nutrition is open for business!

USDA announcement regarding meal service.

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

Meal Service Options - JANUARY 4th-15th:

We will be open to serve meals daily (Monday-Friday) for remote learners!

Contact Glen Arden's School Nutrition Manager, Cherry Odogwu (cherry.odogwu@bcsemail.org or 828-654-1804) to pre-order your daily breakfast and lunch meals for curbside pick up. Meals must be ordered by 10 a.m. the day of pickup.

Pick up Monday-Friday from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m daily.

On Wednesday's, 7 day multi-meal kit pick-up will be from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at your pre-ordered site location.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served daily to in school learners January 19, 2021.

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 June 30, 2021. 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.

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.