New Hanover County Schools




NHCS Grab & Go Meal Service Holiday Schedule Changes

For Immediate Release
December 14, 2020
For additional information contact Brandon Shope,

New Hanover County Schools will not provide meal service from Friday, December 18 through Friday, January 1 due to the holiday school closure. NHCS Child Nutrition staff will provide an extra breakfast for all curbside school locations and bus stop meal locations on Thursday, December 17. Regular meal service will resume on Monday, January 4.
Parents or guardians of students who attend a non-CEP school can submit a Free & Reduced Meal Application if assistance is needed. While the Summer Food Service Program is currently providing free meals to all children 18 years of age and younger, the Free & Reduced Meal Program offers several other benefits including:
  • Qualify students for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer
  • Impact the allotments of funds for certain programs and public school units
  • Waive the cost of ACT, SAT, AP and other tests
  • Provides discounts for college application process
  • Support funding or discounts for Internet access
  • Inform the agency for academic performance measures