Virtual Program Meals

Beginning on Monday, August 24th, Greenville County Schools will be providing meals to students enrolled in the Virtual Program from 15 district locations on Mondays from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm on a to-go basis; meals will be served near the parent pick up line or school bus loop, meal pick up locations will vary by school. One weeks’ worth meals will be provided at a time (5 breakfasts & 5 lunches).  Some items included in the meals will be ready to eat, and others will be heat and serve items. Parents should contact the cafeteria manager at the school from which they intend to pick up the meals (from the list below).  Please reserve these meals one week in advance to allow sufficient time for GCS cafeteria staff to order products needed to meet the meal demands at that school.

Meals may be distributed to adults when children are not present if the adult is able to demonstrate proof of the child’s identity. Valid forms of identification may include, but are not limited to school identification card, school report card, child’s passport, birth certificate, government-issued child identification card, or any document proving parent/guardian identity and relationship to the child, such as an adoption decree, doctor, clinic, or hospital record, religious record, or daycare center record. 

A sampling of menu items that are likely to be included are: Fresh Fruits & Applesauce, Milk, Vegetables, Cinnamon Rolls, Pancakes, Waffles, Banana Bread, Chili, Pasta Alfredo, Deli Sandwiches, Pasta w/ Meat Sauce, etc. Menu items are subject to change based on product availability.

Parents should also note that the carry over period for free and reduced meals for the 2020-2021 school year is Monday, October 5th. The carry over period is the amount of time students are allowed by USDA to remain on the prior years’ 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 that were on free or reduced meal status during the 2019-2020 school year will revert to full paid status on Tuesday, October 6th unless a new meal application is submitted and approved based on USDA eligibility guidelines. Students attending one of the 21 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools 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.

The online Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications are available for the 2020-2021 school year and can be accessed on our website at http://greenville.schoollunchapp.com.

While paper applications will be at available at schools, the online applications are by far the most accurate and efficient method to apply for Free or Reduced Priced Meals. On average, online applications are processed within 24-48 hour of completion. We highly encourage all parents to take advantage of this simple to use and fast process.

For more information regarding Free and Reduced Price Meal Applications please contact the Food and Nutrition Services office at 355-1251 or by e-mail at bhogue@greenville.k12.sc.us.

The 15 district locations that will be providing meals one time each week will be: Berea Elementary, AJ Whittenberg, Northwood Middle, Blue Ridge Middle, Greer Middle School, Grove Elementary, Sue Cleveland Elementary, Bryson Middle, Fountain Inn Elementary, Mauldin Elementary, Sevier Middle, Sterling School, Fisher Middle, Northwest Middle, & Welcome Elementary. Contact numbers for these schools can be found on the GCS Main website at https://www.greenville.k12.sc.us/