Gwinnett public schools extend free meals program

People 18 and younger in Gwinnett County can receive free meals from Gwinnett County Public Schools through the end of the academic year. (AJC File)

Credit: Maureen Downey

Credit: Maureen Downey

Gwinnett County Public Schools' free meals program is being extended through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

The district recently received an extension on a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that had allowed them to serve free breakfast and lunch to any Gwinnett County residents aged 18 or under through the end of 2020. Now, they will be available through the last day of school: May 26, 2021.

The USDA-administered program is typically intended to keep free meals available to young people who need them while schools are closed over the summer. It was extended into the school year to assist families who typically receive free and reduced lunch as well as those impacted financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

People age 18 and under can receive the meals Monday through Friday at 132 Gwinnett County schools, regardless of whether they are attending in-person classes, learning remotely or not enrolled in the district at all. Curbside pickup is generally offered at each school from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays, but families should verify with the school they intend to pick up from, the district said. Students attending classes inside school buildings will receive the good during designated meal times.

Meals are not offered on weekends or student holidays.

The schools offering curbside pick-up for free meals are:

Alcova Elementary School

Alford Elementary School

Anderson-Livsey Elementary School

Annistown Elementary School

Arcado Elementary School

Archer High School

Baggett Elementary School

Baldwin Elementary School

Bay Creek Middle School

Beaver Ridge Elementary School

Benefield Elementary School

Berkeley Lake Elementary School

Berkmar High School

Berkmar Middle School

Bethesda Elementary School

Britt Elementary School

Brookwood Elementary School

Brookwood High School

Burnette Elementary School

Camp Creek Elementary School

Cedar Hill Elementary School

Centerville Elementary School

Central Gwinnett High School

Chattahoochee Elementary School

Chesney Elementary School

Coleman Middle School

Collins Hill High School

Cooper Elementary School

Corley Elementary School

Couch Middle School

Craig Elementary School

Creekland Middle School

Crews Middle School

Dacula Elementary School

Dacula High School

Dacula Middle School

Discovery High School

Duluth High School

Duluth Middle School

Duncan Creek Elementary School

Dyer Elementary School

Ferguson Elementary School

Five Forks Middle School

Fort Daniel Elementary School

Freeman’s Mill Elementary School

GIVE Center East

GIVE Center West

Grace Snell Middle School

Graves Elementary School

Grayson Elementary School

Grayson High School

Gwin Oaks Elementary School

Harbins Elementary School

Harmony Elementary School

Harris Elementary School

Head Elementary School

Hopkins Elementary School

Hull Middle School

Ivy Creek Elementary School

Jackson Elementary School

Jenkins Elementary School

Jones Middle School

Jordan Middle School

Kanoheda Elementary School

Knight Elementary School

Lanier High School

Lanier Middle School

Lawrenceville Elementary School

Level Creek Elementary School

Lilburn Elementary School

Lilburn Middle School

Lovin Elementary School

Magill Elementary School

Mason Elementary School

McClure Health Science High School

McConnell Middle School

McKendree Elementary School

Meadowcreek Elementary School

Meadowcreek High School

Mill Creek High School

Minor Elementary School

Moore Middle School

Mountain Park Elementary School

Mountain View High School

Mulberry Elementary School

Nesbit Elementary School

Norcross Elementary School

Norcross High School

North Gwinnett High School

North Gwinnett Middle School

Northbrook Middle School

Norton Elementary School

Osborne Middle School

Parkview High School

Parsons Elementary School

Partee Elementary School

Patrick Elementary School

Paul Duke STEM High School

Peachtree Elementary School

Peachtree Ridge High School

Pharr Elementary School

Pinckneyville Middle School

Puckett’s Mill Elementary School

Radloff Middle School

Richards Middle School

Riverside Elementary School

Roberts Elementary School

Rock Springs Elementary School

Rockbridge Elementary School

Rosebud Elementary School

Shiloh Elementary School

Shiloh High School

Shiloh Middle School

Simonton Elementary School

Simpson Elementary School

Snellville Middle School

South Gwinnett High School

Starling Elementary School

Stripling Elementary School

Sugar Hill Elementary School

Summerour Middle School

Suwanee Elementary School

Sweetwater Middle School

Sycamore Elementary School

Taylor Elementary School

Trickum Middle School

Trip Elementary School

Twin Rivers Middle School

Walnut Grove Elementary School

White Oak Elementary School

Winn Holt Elementary School

Woodward Mill Elementary School

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