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Back to School 2020: School Nutrition Program

School nutrition in Gwinnett schools

August 7, 2020 / Permalink

     Starting August 12, Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) award-winning school nutrition program, Café Gwinnett, will begin offering healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch meals for curbside pick-up at a total of 132 schools. 

     “While the location and method of meal service may have changed, families can expect the same high-quality meals, national brands, kid favorites, and locally sourced fresh produce,” says Karen Hallford, director for the district’s School Nutrition Program.

     Local schools will share serving times and pick-up locations with families, with the option to pick up meals at any school in their cluster. Families can find menus online on the Nutrislice app, along with descriptions, photos, and nutrition information. Students enrolled in a Title I school will receive breakfast each day at no charge through the Universal Breakfast Program.

     Meals will be charged based on a student’s eligibility under the federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal program— free, reduced price, or full pay. During the spring and summer, our meal program operated under waivers and flexibility provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Education. However, federal officials are not offering the option to provide free meals for all students for the fall. Find 2020-21 meal prices online.

     For contact-free transactions, families are encouraged to load funds to their student’s account through MyPaymentsPlus. However, families may pay cash if they choose. Families will not be able to charge meals or receive an alternate meal without a method of payment. 

     Café Gwinnett reminds families that the Free- and Reduced-Priced Meal Application must be filled out each school year, even if they applied in the spring or
early summer. Note that those eligible for free- and reduced-priced meals may be able to access other types of public assistance or services that may be available during this pandemic.

 

  • School meals will be available for pick-up Mon. through Thurs. (The pick-up on Thurs. will include meals for both Thurs. and Fri.).
  • Students will be offered the choice of both a breakfast and a lunch each day.
  • Student ID cards are required to process and properly account for the meal.
  • The student does not need to be present to receive a meal.  (A Parent/Guardian may pick up a meal for their child but they must have the Student ID card in order to validate their child’s enrollment and eligibility.)
  • Students will be charged for their meals based on their current eligibility of Free, Reduced, or Full Pay.
  • Students will not be able to “charge” meals and there will be no alternate meals provided to those without method of payment.
  • Students will be able to pick up a meal at any school within their assigned cluster.

 

 

Schools (Cluster) Offering Curbside Pick-up of Meals

*Alcova Elementary School (Dacula)
*Alford Elementary School (Discovery)
*Anderson-Livsey Elementary School (Shiloh)
*Annistown Elementary School (Shiloh)
Arcado Elementary School (Parkview)
Archer High School (Archer)
*Baggett Elementary School (Discovery)
*Baldwin Elementary School (Norcross)
Bay Creek Middle School (Grayson)
*Beaver Ridge Elementary School (Norcross)
*Benefield Elementary School (Discovery)
*Berkeley Lake Elementary School (Duluth)
*Berkmar High School (Berkmar)
*Berkmar Middle School (Berkmar)
*Bethesda Elementary School (Berkmar)
*Britt Elementary School (South Gwinnett)
Brookwood Elementary School (Brookwood)
Brookwood High School (Brookwood)
Burnette Elementary School (Peachtree Ridge)
Camp Creek Elementary School (Parkview)
*Cedar Hill Elementary School (Discovery)
*Centerville Elementary School (Shiloh)
*Central Gwinnett High School (Central Gwinnett)
Chattahoochee Elementary School (Duluth)
*Chesney Elementary School (Duluth)
Coleman Middle School (Duluth)
Collins Hill High School (Collins Hill)
Cooper Elementary School (Archer)
*Corley Elementary School (Berkmar)
Couch Middle School (Grayson)
Craig Elementary School (Brookwood)
Creekland Middle School (Collins Hill)
Crews Middle School (Brookwood)
Dacula Elementary School (Dacula)
Dacula High School (Dacula)
Dacula Middle School (Dacula)
*Discovery High School (Discovery)
*Duluth High School (Duluth)
*Duluth Middle School (Duluth)
Duncan Creek Elementary School (Mill Creek)
Dyer Elementary School (Mountain View)
*Ferguson Elementary School (Meadowcreek)
Five Forks Middle School (Brookwood)
Fort Daniel Elementary School (Mill Creek)
Freeman's Mill Elementary School (Mountain View)
*GIVE Center East (Alternative)
*GIVE Center West  (Alternative)
*Grace Snell Middle School (South Gwinnett)
*Graves Elementary School (Meadowcreek)
Grayson Elementary School (Grayson)
Grayson High School (Grayson)
Gwin Oaks Elementary School (Brookwood)
Harbins Elementary School (Archer)
Harmony Elementary School (Mill Creek)
*Harris Elementary School (Duluth)
Head Elementary School (Brookwood)
*Hopkins Elementary School (Berkmar)
Hull Middle School (Peachtree Ridge)
Ivy Creek Elementary School (Mill Creek)
*Jackson Elementary School (Peachtree Ridge)
*Jenkins Elementary School (Central Gwinnett)
Jones Middle School (Mill Creek)
*Jordan Middle School (Central Gwinnett)
*Kanoheda Elementary School (Berkmar)
*Knight Elementary School (Parkview)
Lanier High School (Lanier)
Lanier Middle School (Lanier)
*Lawrenceville Elementary School (Central Gwinnett)
Level Creek Elementary School (North Gwinnett)
*Lilburn Elementary School (Meadowcreek)
*Lilburn Middle School (Meadowcreek)
*Lovin Elementary School (Archer)

*Magill Elementary School (South Gwinnett)
Mason Elementary School (Peachtree Ridge)
*McClure Health Science High School (Meadowcreek)
McConnell Middle School (Archer)
*McKendree Elementary School (Collins Hill)
*Meadowcreek Elementary School (Meadowcreek)
*Meadowcreek High School (Meadowcreek)
Mill Creek High School (Mill Creek)
*Minor Elementary School (Berkmar)
*Moore Middle School (Central Gwinnett)
Mountain Park Elementary School (Parkview)
Mountain View High School (Mountain View)
Mulberry Elementary School (Dacula)
*Nesbit Elementary School (Meadowcreek)
*Norcross Elementary School (Norcross)
*Norcross High School (Norcross)
North Gwinnett High School (North Gwinnett)
North Gwinnett Middle School (North Gwinnett)
Northbrook Middle School (Peachtree Ridge)
*Norton Elementary School (South Gwinnett)
Osborne Middle School (Mill Creek)
Parkview High School (Parkview)
Parsons Elementary School (Peachtree Ridge)
*Partee Elementary School (Shiloh)
Patrick Elementary School (Mountain View)
*Paul Duke STEM High School (Norcross)
*Peachtree Elementary School (Norcross)
Peachtree Ridge High School (Peachtree Ridge)
Pharr Elementary School (Grayson)
Pinckneyville Middle School (Norcross)
Puckett's Mill Elementary School (Mill Creek)
*Radloff Middle School (Meadowcreek)
*Richards Middle School (Discovery)
Riverside Elementary School (North Gwinnett)
Roberts Elementary School (North Gwinnett)
Rock Springs Elementary School (Collins Hill)
*Rockbridge Elementary School (Meadowcreek)
*Rosebud Elementary School (South Gwinnett)
*Shiloh Elementary School (Shiloh)
*Shiloh High School (Shiloh)
*Shiloh Middle School (Shiloh)
*Simonton Elementary School (Central Gwinnett)
Simpson Elementary School (Norcross)
*Snellville Middle School (South Gwinnett)
*South Gwinnett High School (South Gwinnett)
Starling Elementary School (Grayson)
*Stripling Elementary School (Norcross)
Sugar Hill Elementary School (Lanier)
*Summerour Middle School (Norcross)
Suwanee Elementary School (North Gwinnett)
*Sweetwater Middle School (Berkmar)
*Sycamore Elementary School (Lanier)
Taylor Elementary School (Collins Hill)
Trickum Middle School (Parkview)
Trip Elementary School (Grayson)
Twin Rivers Middle School (Mountain View)
Walnut Grove Elementary School (Collins Hill)
White Oak Elementary School (Lanier)
*Winn Holt Elementary School (Central Gwinnett)
Woodward Mill Elementary School (Mountain View) 
 


*Schools designated with an asterisk are Title I schools providing breakfast to students at no charge through the Universal Breakfast Program. Lunch at Title I schools is determined by a student’s eligibility under the federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal program.
+Students enrolled in Buice Center programs, Gwinnett Online Campus, Oakland Meadow School, Phoenix High School, and Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology may pick up meals at any school.

School Nutrition Program infographic

Café Gwinnett by the Numbers (2019-20)

  • 8.7  million breakfasts served annually
  • 17.7 million lunches served annually
  • 2.6 million meals served during Digital Learning Days (March to May)
  • 8.7 million servings of locally grown (regional) produce, including 2.1 million servings of Georgia-grown produce


Follow GCPS’ school nutrition program on Instagram @cafegwinnett or on Facebook at Gwinnett County School Nutrition Program.

 

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