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We are excited to offer curbside "bulk-packaged" meals to Catawba County Schools families for the Thanksgiving break. Pickup is available at ALL Catawba County Schools sites! 

Pickup your Curbside Grab-n-Go “Care Package” on Tuesday, November 24th 
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM  and 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pickup from School that Students' Attend*


  • 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches provided per Catawba County Schools student for November 25th - 29th 
  • *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 package

Details about our Christmas Care Packages are coming soon!

IMPORTANT: 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 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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