School Meals During NTI 2.0

worker hands bag of food to student at school loading dock

JCPS Food Distribution Plan During NTI 2.0

JCPS is committed to providing healthy meals to students even though school buildings are currently closed. We have served more than 3 million meals to children since schools were shuttered in March, and we will continue to provide meals for children who are completing online-only instruction from home or another location outside their school.

  • All children 18 and younger may receive meals for free. (Note: There is a limit of one visit to a meal site per day per family.)
  • Here is a list of schools distributing meals from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday.
  • The evening pick-up time is 3 to 5 p.m. at the eight sites currently offering evening meal distribution:
    • Butler Traditional High School
    • Carrithers Middle School
    • Eastern High School
    • Greathouse/Shryock Traditional Elementary School
    • Louisville Male High School
    • Seneca High School
    • Valley High School
    • Westport Middle School

The average number of students being served has steadily increased and is approximately 20,000 per week at the end of 2020. 

JCPS staff distributed close to 1 million meals and snacks on Thursday, Dec. 17, as part of Operation Winter Break. See below for tips and heating instructions for the Winter Break meals:

School and Community Nutrition Services has information about the meal program, reporting any special dietary needs and more.