Free Meals to all Forsyth County students
  • Free meals for all children in Forsyth County

    The United States Department of Agriculture, the administrative agency of the School Nutrition Program, has approved a waiver which will allow schools to provide free meals to all students in Forsyth County. This waiver will last through our last school day in December or until federal funds expire. Below are details for on campus learners and virtual learners.

    Questions about the free meal waiver that are not addressed below should be directed to April Cox at

  • On-Campus Students

    All students currently attending classes on campus can enjoy a free breakfast and lunch at school starting on Wednesday, September 16th. Families do not need to do anything to take advantage of this waiver. All students will receive meals at no cost through December 22nd or until federal funds expire.

    A lunch meal consists of:

    • Entrée choice
    • Fruit
    • Vegetable
    • Choice of milk

    A breakfast meal consists of:

    • Entrée choice
    • Fruit or vegetable
    • Choice of milk

    Snacks, bottled water, drinks and additional meal components may be purchased at regular a la carte prices.

  • Virtual Students

    Meal service for our virtual learners will begin on Monday, September 28th as curbside meal service at any of the following schools:

    School Time Location
    Lakeside MS 11:30-12:30 Car rider line, in front of school
    Settles Bridge ES 11:30-12:30 Car rider line, in front of school
    Matt ES 9:30-10:30 Back parking lot
    Piney Grove MS 11:00-12:00 Front entrance of school
    Vickery Creek ES 9:30-10:30 In front of Cafe
    Otwell MS 9:45-10:45 Car rider line, at end of 7th grade hall
    Big Creek ES 11:00-12:00 Carpool lane in front of school
    Desana MS 11:30-12:30 Main entrance at front of school
    Sawnee ES 10:00-11:00 Front of building
    North Forsyth MS 10:00-11:00 Car rider lane, in front of school

    Click on the name of the school for a Google Map of the school's location.

  • Families that qualify for meal benefits should still complete free and reduced priced meal applications to avoid a lapse in meal benefits once the waiver has ended. Meal applications are not required to receive free meals during the time the waiver is active. If you have questions about free and reduced priced meal applications please contact Sandra McKinzie at

Last Modified on September 17, 2020