August 3, 2020
CONTACT: Jen Brock
Communications, Marketing, & Public Relations
770.422.3500, ext 7231
MARIETTA - Marietta City Schools (MCS) will open virtually on Tuesday, August 4, and will once again offer daily (Monday-Friday) breakfast/lunch delivery along eighteen (18) bus routes throughout the district. Although classes will begin in an all-virtual format, providing healthy meals remains a top priority for MCS.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requires that students be present to receive meals. Criteria for receiving meals are as follows:
1. All students must be present to receive meals; families will not be allowed to take meals for students not with them at the distribution site. Students may wait in the family’s car, but they must be physically at the distribution site.
2. Families, including students, must wear a mask when picking up meals.
3. Students must provide their name, school name, and student ID number to receive a meal.
4. Non-MCS children will have to pay the visiting price for any meal received.
5. Students will receive meals at their benefit status (free, reduced, or full price).
6. Families must reapply for their students to receive free or reduced meals. A grace period of last year’s benefit will last until September 14. Families must reapply prior to that date or they will be charged the full meal price.
The application for free or reduced meal benefits can be accessed here: MCS Meal Application. All updated meal delivery bus routes and stops can be found here: MCS Meal Delivery Stops. This fall, MCS will need volunteers to assist with payment logistics, as well as handing out meals. Interested volunteers should sign up here: MCS Meal/Bus Volunteers.