West Columbia, SC -- The week of August 24-28 will be the final one in Lexington Two’s free summer food service program.
Seven days of breakfast/lunch meals will be distributed that week Monday-Friday from 11am-noon at Cayce Elementary, Riverbank Elementary, Pine Ridge Middle and Airport High. There will be no bus delivery of meals.
No meals will be offered August 31-September 7, as Lexington Two transitions to the start of the new school year on September 8.
Since March, when schools statewide were closed for COVID-19, Lexington Two has served nearly 310,000 student meals.
Beginning September 8, the district will resume participation in the National School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program, open to all students. Students who participate in this program will be charged according to their eligibility status. If you are unsure of your student’s eligibility status, call the Food Service Office at (803) 739-4010.
Elementary, middle and high breakfast: Full pay, $1.50; reduced, 30 cents; free, no charge
Elementary lunch: Full pay, $2.75; reduced, 40 cents; free, no charge
Middle and high lunch: Full pay, $3; reduced, 40 cents; free, no charge
Families are encouraged to complete an online application to see whether they qualify for free or reduced price meals. Visit www.paypams.com/onlineapp and follow the instructions. A new application is required each school year, and only one application per household is needed. Paper applications are available at each school's front office or at the Lexington Two district office.
Meals for Virtual Academy and remote learning students
Curbside meals will be available for pickup during set hours for all Lexington Two Virtual Academy students, as well as for hybrid students on the days they do not attend in-person classes at school. Meals may be picked up at any one of four locations: Cayce Elementary, Riverbank Elementary, Pine Ridge Middle or Airport High.
Students who participate in curbside meal service will be charged for these meals according to their eligibility status. Multiple meals may be picked up at once. Pre-registration will be required. More information will be coming soon from schools and the district about how to pick up those meals.
PHOTO CAPTION: Connie Smith packs sandwiches into a cooler for meal distribution.