JCPS is Giving Free Meals to All Students

By Tracy L. Hirsch

Here are the details on how you can get free, healthy food for your children.

As students and parents are adjusting to full-time virtual learning, life feels all the more stressful. Balancing working from home while helping kids with their school work is no easy task.

To add to that stress, money may be tight due to reduced hours, and you might be struggling to put meals on the table.

In order to lift some of the burden, I want to share some important news. If your children attend any school in the JCPS system, each child can receive free meals that cover five days’ worth of breakfasts and lunches.

Last week, Jefferson County Public Schools launched a free meal initiative after receiving a federal grant of $835,000 from the ‘Fresh Fruit and Vegetable’ program.

This grant provides breakfast and lunch entrees, as well as drinks, vegetables, and fruits, so that students have access to healthy, well-balanced meals.

Each JSCP student can receive a total of 10 meals every week!

The meals are free for all students who are 18 years of age and under. The meals will be provided twice a week – on Tuesdays and Thursdays – and are available for pickup from 10 am to 1 pm.


On Tuesdays, the meal pickup includes:

> 2 breakfast entrees

> 2 lunch entrees

> Juice, milk, fruits, vegetables, and assorted snacks


On Thursdays, the meal pickup includes:

> 3 breakfast entrees

> 3 lunch entrees

> Juice, milk, fruits, vegetables, and assorted snacks

Pickup locations can be found here. Just enter your zip code to find the nearest open school location!

During these unprecedented times, we need to support each other in any way that we can. If you know someone with children at JCPS, please feel free to share this article. Our kids are our number one priority, and every little bit helps!

All the best,

Tracy L. Hirsch

Louisville Bankruptcy Lawyer

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