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We are excited to offer our Catawba County Schools families meal care packages during Spring Break. Meals are 100% free and available to all of our students, thanks to funding provided by the USDA

Pickup your Curbside Grab-n-Go “Care Package” on Thursday, April 1st from 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM 

  • 6 breakfasts and 6 lunches provided per Catawba County Schools student for April 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th.
  • Please note, our 100% virtual students may pick up an additional breakfast and lunch for April 12th.

Pickup Details

*Families must pick up curbside meals from the school the student attends (or is assigned, if remote), except:

  • CREC & ESTEEM students - pick up curbside meals from your "home" middle or high school based on residence

  • COMPASS & Challenger ECHS students  - pick up curbside meals from your school based on residence or pick up curbside meals from the school that a sibling attends

  • Families are required to provide the student(s)' name and the school the student attends when picking up care packages


➤  While an approved Free & Reduced Lunch Application is not necessary for students to receive free meals, it is still critically important for you to complete your Free & Reduced Lunch Application in order for our schools to receive important federal funding.

Completing the Lunch Application allows us to receive important federal funding for things like:

  • Additional classroom teachers to ensure reduced class sizes
  • Academic facilitators & instructional coaches
  • Additional funding for instructional supplies and materials
  • Additional technology devices
  • Professional development for teachers
  • Educational software programs

While individual student data is confidential and may not be used for local education purposes, it is used at the State level for a variety of purposes, including: 

  • The issuance of P-EBT benefits if they become available to families this year;
  • The allotment of State funds and discretionary grants for certain programs and public school units (PSUs);
  • A mechanism for students (who qualify) to waive the cost of Advanced Placement tests;
  • Documentation to qualify for scholarships, grants, and other financial aid;
  • Use by the agency for various accountability measures, and
  • Other allowable uses at the State level.

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