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Meal Service Changes for 22-23 School Year

Wilkes County Schools Child Nutrition
613 Cherry Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
(336) 651-4007
2022-2023 Meal Service Information
Wilkes County Schools will transition operations back to the pre- pandemic operations. Wilkes County Schools Elementary and Middle Schools will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Our High Schools will participate in the traditional free and reduced program, which requires an application submission or be Directly Certified to receive meal benefits. We highly encourage our high school families to apply for meal benefits through the traditional free and reduced program, where eligibility of free or reduced meal service is determined through application each school year. Direct certification is the process under which Local Education Agency’s (LEA) certify children who are members of households receiving assistance under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Cash Assistance (formerly TANF) or FDPIR as eligible for free school meals, without further application, based on information provided by the State/local agency administering those programs. The Child Nutrition Office will complete this process and notify eligible students by letter through the US postal service.  Should you participate in one of the programs listed above and have not received a notification letter please contact the Child Nutrition Office at 336-651-4007.
Applications may be completed online by visiting wilkescountychildnutrition.com.  This system is secure and easy to use.  Paper applications will be available at each High School, Wilkes County Schools Central Services, or the Child Nutrition Office. Eligibility starts once the application is processed and benefit eligibility is not retroactive.  Applications may be returned to the Child Nutrition Manager at each of the high schools, or may be mailed to: Wilkes County Schools, Attn: Child Nutrition, 613 Cherry Street North Wilkesboro, NC 28659.
Students who received meal benefits in the 2021-2022 school year from one of the following categories may have up to a 30-day grace period from the first day of school to determine eligibility for the 2022-2023 school year.
  1. A Wilkes County Elementary or Middle School Participating in CEP School
    (The student must have been enrolled on May 25, 2022)
  2. Direct Certification
  3. 2021-2022 Approved Application

The 30-day Grace period will expire September 21, 2022 for Wilkes Early College and October 10, 2022 for traditional high schools. Students without an approved application will be required to pay for meal services. Wilkes County Schools Meal Prices will increase for the 2022-2023 School year.
2022-2023 Breakfast Pricing                                                       

Elementary Schools: $2.00 Full Pay,  $0.30 Reduced

Middle/High Schools:  $2.00 Full Pay,  $0.30  Reduced

Adults: $3.25

2022-2023 Lunch Pricing

Elementary Schools: $3.00 Full Pay,  $0.40 Reduced

Middle/High Schools:  $3.25 Full Pay,  $0.40  Reduced

Adults: $5.00

Wilkes County schools participates in the lunch pre-payment system. This system gives 24-hour access to student meal accounts where you can make payments, view purchases, and monitor balances. Please visit the Wilkes County Schools Child Nutrition Website for a link to access the lunch pre-payment system and additional child nutrition information or call 336-651-4007.
We appreciate your support and look forward to our opportunity to serve your student during the 2022-2023 school year. Should you have any questions regarding meal benefits please contact Mr. Marty R. Johnson, Director of Child Nutrition at 336-651-4007.