After several months of working with MUST Ministries to distribute food to students in need, the Cobb County School District said Wednesday it will continue to provide student breakfasts and lunches as a new school year begins.
Starting the first day of school on Aug. 17, parents will be able to pick up a week’s worth of prepaid meal kits. The kits will have items that can be reheated, and will come with instructions and a menu.
Those breakfasts and lunches will be available to any student in the district, and food distribution will take place each Monday from 4-6 p.m. for those families who have signed up online.
In order to do that, visit the district’s MyPaymentsPlus Page, which will be open every Tuesday starting on Aug. 11 to process orders. The deadline to purchase meals for the following week is Thursdays at 12 p.m.
The district is saying local schools will not be involved in this process at all, and that all orders must be made online.
Here’s the pricing for the meal kits, which include five breakfasts and five lunches per student, based on the program each student qualifies for:
- Free = No charge for weekly meal kit
- Reduced-Priced = $3.67 per week
- Paid = $23.99 per week
If you’re a family that hasn’t applied for free and reduced-price benefits you need to click here to get more information.
To sign up for MyPaymentsPlus click here to create an account, which is free and is available on a desktop or mobile app.
Parents can choose during the ordering process the location they want to pick up the food, and they can designate one school if they have children attending different schools. Students do not have to be present for the distribution.
At the pickup locations you’ll have to provide confirmation information and their child’s student ID number. The food will be placed by Cobb schools food staffers in the trunk or backseat of a vehicle.
Cobb schools said family dinner pick-up options may be coming soon.
For information e-mail [email protected] or call 770-426-3380.
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