Free meals for all children available in school districts


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All children, whether they attend a public, private, or home school, can continue to receive free meals from their local public school district.

An extension of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s nationwide waivers for several summer feeding programs has been approved until the end of 2020 or while available funds are exhausted, according to the federal agency and local districts.

Two of the main flexibilities offered by the waivers include the ability to serve meals in all areas and outside of generally required group settings at no cost, and for parents and guardians to pick up meals for their children.

“This unprecedented measure will help ensure – regardless of the situation on the ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic,” a USDA press release says. .

The length of time during which these exemptions will be granted remains uncertain. USDA calculated the remaining funding taking into account that Congress did not authorize sufficient funding for the entire 2020-21 school year.

State needs reporting activities are being delayed due to the pandemic, the agency says, but the agency has forecast that it could offer the extension for the rest of the year based on data from April. .

All children 18 and under in the community can eat according to district plans.

Sumter School District

At Sumter, participants are encouraged to complete an on-site registration form to receive a meal card.

A week’s meal will be available for pickup each Wednesday from 9 am to noon at the following locations: Crestwood High School; Hillcrest Middle School; Sumter High School; Cherryvale Elementary School; Crosswell Drive Elementary School; Chestnut Oaks Middle School; Willow Drive Elementary School; RE Davis College Preparatory Academy; Pocalla Springs Primary School; Manchester Elementary School; Rafting Creek Elementary School; Elementary Lemira; Bates College; Oakland Elementary School; Alice Drive Middle School; Kingsbury Primary School; and Wilder Elementary School.

To ensure food safety, make sure meals are properly stored and refrigerated.

Meals will also be delivered to the community every Wednesday according to the following schedule:

– Iris Winds, 10 a.m. / Sherwood Forest, 10:30 a.m.

– Mary McLeod Bethune Library, 10:30 a.m. / Third Street, 11 a.m.

– Salterstown Center, 10:00 a.m. / Falcon Crest, 10:45 a.m.

– Shiloh Community Center, 10 a.m. / St. John’s School, 10:45 a.m.

– Catchall Center, 10 a.m. / Oakland Primary, 10.45 a.m. / Shaw Heights, 11:15 a.m.

– Mobile Homes Crescent, 10 a.m. / American Mobile Homes, 10.45 a.m.

– FJ Delaine Community Center, 10 a.m.

– Windsor City, 10:00 a.m. / Hunter’s Crossing, 10:45 a.m.

– Mobile Homes Frierson, 10 a.m. / Ebenezer Center, 10.45 a.m.

– Whispering Meadows, 10 a.m. / Annie & Bush, 10:30 a.m., / Lee Altman 11 a.m.

– Homestead, 10 a.m. / Cotton Acres, 10.45 a.m. / Cannery Road, 11:30 a.m.

– New Bethel Church, 10 a.m. / A&J Mobile Homes, 10.45 a.m. / Pack Road, 11 a.m.

– Pinewood Community Center, 10:30 a.m. / Pinewood Gardens, 11 a.m.

– Pioneer Drive, 10 a.m. / Country Springs, 10:30 a.m. / Havenwood, 11 a.m. / Pearson Road, 11:20 a.m. / Timmerman, 11:35 a.m.

– Wedgefield Post Office, 10:15 a.m.

– North HOPE Center, 10:00 a.m. / Trinity Baptist Church, 10:45 a.m.

– Lantana Apartments, 10:45 a.m. / Chestnut Point, 11:10 a.m. / Dillon Park, 11:30 a.m.

South HOPE Center, 10:00 a.m. / Lemira Elementary, 10:45 a.m.

– Crosswell Drive Elementary, 10:15 a.m. / Harmony Court, 11 a.m.

– Center Jéhovah FLE, 10:45 a.m.

– Birnie HOPE Center, 10 a.m.

– Coachman Apartments, 10:30 am

– Millwood School, 10 a.m.

– Rembert Community Center, 10 a.m.

– Rembert post office, 10:30 a.m.

– Pisgah Cross Roads, 11:15 a.m.

Clarendon School District 2

Beginning Monday, September 28, children will receive five breakfasts and five lunches each week.

Children do not need to be in the car with the adult collecting meals, but adults must have the meal name or number for CSD2 students. Adults of children who are not CSD2 students must complete a registration form.

District students who participate in the hybrid model and attend school one day a week will collect their meals on the day they attend school.

The meal will be available for pick up at the entrance to the kitchen at the back of each school between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Meal reservations must be submitted weekly by noon the day before pickup. Fill out an online survey or call the school cafeteria.

Cafeteria numbers:

– Manning Early Years Center: (803) 473-4808

– Manning Elementary School: (803) 435-8535

– Manning Elementary School: (803) 435-4653

– Manning Jr High School: (803) 435-2778

– Manning High School: (803) 435-5070


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