Lexington, S.C. — Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, and due to a waiver granted by the USDA, parents/guardians taking advantage of Lexington County School District One’s free food program for children 18 years old and younger will not have to have their children with them when picking up their students’ meals.
In fact, we encourage parents to keep their children home if they are not feeling well.
To pick up the meals, at any one of the seven schools designated as “grab and go” areas (Carolina Springs Middle, Forts Pond Elementary, Gilbert Primary, Oak Grove Elementary, Red Bank Elementary, Rosenwald Community Learning Center, and White Knoll Elementary) or the areas designated as bus drop-offs (A complete list of stops appears here.), the parent/guardian will also need to present some form of valid identification for each child. The child’s school identification card, passport, government-issued identification card, or even a homework assignment with the child’s name and school on it will suffice.
The parent/guardian will also need to bring a form of identification that proves their relationship to the child, such as an adoption decree, birth certificate, daycare record, religious record, or even a doctor, clinic or hospital record.
As a reminder, the plan to feed students allows parents to drive into the student drop-off area of any one of the seven school food sites from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. or to meet the bus at any designated location to pick up the food.