Food Service



                         Summer Feeding Information

                                  June 7- July 1, 2021  

                                      Five Locations

                             Drive-thru Meal Pick-Ups

           ***New Serving Times (M-TR, 10:00-10:45 AM)***

Summer Feeding Info

Carter County Schools will continue offering breakfast and lunch to students in Pre-K-8th grade at no cost during the 2020-21 school year through participating in the Community Eligibility Provision.  Students that are enrolled in the county's four high schools are encouraged to complete the Application for Free and Reduced Priced School Meals.  This application will determine appropriate meal benefits. The Carter County School Nutrition Department will be accepting the Application for Free and Reduced Priced School Meals beginning in August, 2020.  Please contact our office at 423-547-2917 if you have any questions.

Update!!!!  Meals are no cost for children 0-18!

September 1, 2020

We have exciting news for Carter County families!  As of September 1, 2020, Carter County School Nutrition Department is able to provide meals under the USDA SSO Program.  This means that we can provide breakfast and lunch to children under the age of 18 years old at no cost until June 30, 2021.  USDA has provided our district the flexibility to serve children that are not enrolled in our school system.  We will offer drive-thru meal services at all of our schools from 11:00-12:00, Monday-Thursday each week, unless our schools are closed due to inclement weather or holiday break.  Children will receive breakfast and lunch at that time.  On Fridays, we will offer drive-thru meal pick-ups at five school locations (Cloudland Elementary, Hampton Elementary, Happy Valley Elementary, Hunter Elementary, and Little Milligan Elementary).  Bus meal deliveries will only be available on Fridays until school resumes to five days a week or as allowed on system-wide virtual learning days.  Please watch for schedule changes. Delivery addresses must be on a Carter County School System bus route and someone must receive the meal from the staff on the bus. Please complete the request form if you would like to receive meal delivery to your home or if you will be picking up meals at the listed schools on Fridays.  Delivery requests must be submitted 2 days prior to first delivery.  We look forward to serving our community!

Food Services Team Picture



Student Meal Prices

All students may received breakfast and lunch at no cost during the 2020-2021 school year!


Elementary Students (K-8th Grade):

Participate in CEP

Breakfast - No ChargePicture of Berries in Plastic Trays

Lunch - No Charge

High School Students (9-12th Grade):

Breakfast - $1.40

Breakfast, Reduced - $0.30

Lunch - $2.15

Lunch, Reduced - $0.40



Adult Meal PricesSign on back of bus that reads, "Our K-8th grade students eat breakfast and lunch at no charge."


Breakfast - $2.00

Lunch - $3.00


Breakfast - $2.25

Lunch - $3.25



Picture of SSO 2019



USDA Nondiscrimination Statement:

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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program that provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. If your household is eligible, you can receive:

  • Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
  • Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household. To receive the connected device discount, consumers need to enroll in the EBB Program with a participating provider that offers connected devices (not all service providers offer device discounts). The service provider will provide the discount to the consumer.

The program will end when the fund runs out of money, or six months after the Department of Health and Human Services declares an end to the COVID-19 health emergency, whichever is sooner.


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Food Service Contacts

Lindsey Feathers
Director of School Nutrition


Diana Duncan
Administrative Assistant