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Free Meals for Children

March 19, 2020

Please note: This article was originally posted during a previous school year. Information and/or dates from past events
may be not be relevant for the current school year.

CMCSS will continue offering free meals to children in Clarksville-Montgomery County through Wednesday, August 26 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the following locations: Barksdale Elementary, Burt Elementary, Glenellen Elementary, Moore Magnet Elementary, Montgomery Central High, Northeast High, and Northwest High schools.

This service is open to all children 18 years and younger. Meals are distributed via a grab-and-go, curbside method. If possible, the child should be present to accept the meals. Meals cannot be consumed on-site, per USDA regulations. We encourage families to practice social distancing and not congregate at the meal pickup locations.

Each child will get a bag that will include four meals on both Monday and Wednesday, and six meals on Friday. Some of the food will require refrigeration and/or re-heating to ensure freshness. This plan reduces the amount of travel to and from the distribution sites during the week.

Map of distribution sites:


Additionally, communication regarding continued curbside meal service for actively enrolled virtual/remote learning students will be shared prior to Aug. 31. Unless a waiver is provided, meal costs will apply to the student’s eligibility status.

If you feel you may qualify for free or reduced meals, it is important that you apply now. An application can be completed online at www.schoolcafe.com, which is the fastest and preferred method, or a paper application can be picked up at your student’s enrolled school. If an application is not submitted and approved, each breakfast and lunch will cost the full amount.

If you plan to participate in meals and you have not been approved for free status, please preload funds on your student’s meal account. You can preload your student’s account by visiting www.schoolcafe.com, which is the fastest and preferred method, or by mailing a check to your student’s cafeteria, in advance, so it can be entered into their meal account.