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Welcome to the Lumpkin County School Nutrition Program

Our School Cafeteria Teams are here to provide tasty and nutritious meals for your students and all our customers every school day! 

Free Summer Meals will be offered for all children 18 & under at LCMS for 12 days in June, click here to see dates and meal times.

Click here for the Summer Menu, Mondays through Thursdays from June 6 - June 23, 2022.

Important Update:  For school year 2021 - 2022 the USDA will once again make it so we can provide all student breakfasts and lunches at no cost! 

More information:

Free students meals at all Lumpkin County Schools!

We offer a convenient online pre-payment service, MyPaymentsPlus, and for FREE you can sign up and see what your students have bought each day from their meal accounts.  For a small fee you can also add money electronically through this service as well.

If you need a refund of funds on your students meal account(s) please submit a refund form to us, Attn: School Nutrition Program, Lumpkin County Schools Central Office, 56 Indian Dr., Dahlonega GA 30533

If you need a form documenting meal eligibility status for your student (for some other programs or activities) you may need one of these two forms:

Menus change up monthly and include seasonal Farm to School local produce; please note with unanticipated school closures due to weather, etc., the menu on the day we return may be that of the prior day.

We are delighted to bring back Salad Bars in all schools!

We can help you with your student's Special Dietary Needs in the cafeteria too, please call Julie at (706) 864-3611 for more information. A Spanish form is also available here.

All families and community members are invited to join our school-wide efforts to promote health & wellness through each school's Wellness Team team.  School Nutrition is charged with implementing our Wellness Policy in schools, teams work to provide fun educational activities for students and assess outcomes annually by school & triennially system-wide.  Some Wellness based activities completed so far this school year include the School Food Drive, the Garden Hero promotions and the LCES school composting effort to support their Garden Club & Hometown Harvest Dahlonega gardens - environmental wellness counts too!

The Lumpkin County School Nutrition Program supports and participates in community service with local organizations such Lumpkin Family Connections,  Community Helping Place (#LumpkinMatters events), Lumpkin 4-H, & the Georgia Mountain Food Bank which serves Lumpkin & surrounding counties.

In addition, we partner with University of North Georgia for Hometown Harvest Dahlonega, a local garden initiative, and we benefit from some of the fresh vegetables & fruit grown there in our school meals! Follow and support @UNGHometownHarvest on Facebook & Instagram.

Thank you and please contact us with any addition questions or concerns:

Julie Knight-Brown, School Nutrition Director, julie.knightbrown@lumpkinschools.com

Mary Grizzle, School Nutrition Assistant, mary.grizzle@lumpkinschools.com 

(706) 864-3611

56 Indian Drive,

Dahlonega, GA 30533

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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