UPDATE APRIL 9
A fourth mobile route adds three more food pickup locations to the 10 previously announced.
Beginning Monday, April 13, breakfast and lunch grab-and-go meals will be available on Mondays and Thursdays (with the Monday pickup providing three of each meal and the Thursday pickup providing four of each meal) at the following locations and times:
- 10:00 am – 10:30 am – North Jackson Elementary School – Front Parking Lot – 1880 Old Gainesville Highway, Talmo
- 10:45 am – 11:15 am – Seasons of Pendergrass – 420 Fall Court – Pendergrass
- 11:30 am – 12:00 noon – Hardin Terrace – 160 Storey Lane – Jefferson
The meals are available to ANY and ALL children 18 and younger — even little ones not yet enrolled in school. No adult meals are available.
Click here for a flyer you can print and download with this information.
Click here for a flyer with the other 10 locations listed.
The meals are NOT limited to children who participate in the free- and reduced-price meal program in our schools.
We are able to add these three routes because of waivers approved by the funding agency. We will apply for further waivers as they become available.
In the meantime, if your child’s food needs are not being met by the pickup option, please reach out to one of our school social workers by calling one of the following numbers: 706-387-7390 or 706-387-7391 or 706-387-7392.
UPDATE MARCH 25
Student meal pickups are now taking place on Monday and Thursday mornings at 10 locations across the county.
The meals are available to ANY and ALL children 18 and younger — even little ones not yet enrolled in school. Children must be onsite to pick up meals; no adult meals are available.
There are no sites on the west side of the county because the regulations under which we are operating specify the spots are in areas where more than 50% of students qualify for the free- and reduced-price meal program.
On Monday, March 23, 528 children from all over JC picked up 3 sets of breakfast-and-lunch Grab-and-Go meals; Thursday’s distribution will have 4 sets of meals. EJCHS will have meals from 10-noon; nine other locations are served by school buses, including those that start at SJES and MES.
Click here to learn more, including specific locations and times.
The meals are NOT limited to children who participate in the free- and reduced-price meal program in our schools, but IF YOUR HOUSEHOLD CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE CHANGED since the beginning of the school year (or even just the beginning of last week!), you can apply to be part of this program.
Approval would apply through the end of this school year and for the first several weeks of the 2020-21school year.
And, in the meantime, if your child’s food needs are not being met by the pickup option, please reach out to one of our school social workers by calling one of the numbers below: 706-387-7390 or 706-387-7391 or 706-387-7392.
UPDATE March 17:
Jackson County school buses will deliver food boxes to families in need March 18, and we will begin providing breakfast and lunch at pick up sites at Maysville Elementary, East Jackson High School, and South Jackson Elementary next week through April 10. Details about pick up times will be forthcoming, but please know that we are working closely with our students and their families to ensure needs are met this week.
If you have a need for food delivery, please call one of the following numbers:
706-387-7390 or 706-387-7391 or 706-387-7392
The Jackson County School System is working hard to ensure our students receive nutrition while honoring the Georgia Department of Public Health‘s recommendation for social distancing during the COVID-19 situation.
In partnership with Family Connection, iServe Ministries, local churches, and food banks, JCSS and its Nutrition Department are providing food, resources, and funds to make certain we are maximizing efforts to meet the needs of more families.
This will allow us to ensure the children we know are in need receive food without requiring them to leave their homes and risk the health of some of our most vulnerable residents.
If you have a need, please call one of the following numbers:
- 706-387-7391, or
We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our students and their families.