School system not charging for children’s meals

Published 6:56 pm Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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Southampton County Public Schools announces that effective immediately, the school system will be serving meals at no charge to children 18 and under.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved waivers for local school divisions and other federal meal program sponsors to implement the Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in the community free of charge through Dec. 31. The waivers support access to nutritious meals while minimizing exposure to COVID-19.

Meals are available to all children ages 18 and under, including those learning in-person or virtually and regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

If you have previously registered and are currently receiving meals, there is nothing further you need to do at this time. Meals are also available for pick up at each elementary school and Southampton High School from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

If you would like to register for either pick up or delivery, visit and fill out the registration form.