Free Meals Extended Through End of School Year

Free Meals Extended Through End of School Year in HCSD
(HARRISON COUNTY, MS) HCSD is excited to announce that all students in the Harrison County School District will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year! This is possible after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued another extension of its Summer Food Service Program.

This federally-funded program started in March, allowing schools to provide meals at no cost to ensure children have access to nutritious food during school closures due to the pandemic. In September, the USDA extended the program through December 31, 2020. Now, the latest special waivers mean all HCSD schools will continue to provide free meals to children through the end of the 2020-21 school year.

This program is available to both traditional and virtual students, as well as all children in the community who are 18 and under. The process for meal pick-ups at schools will remain the same.

Parents/guardians whose children have remaining funds in their account may request a refund by check by following the procedures outlined in the HCSD Student Handbook. If you have any questions regarding the reimbursements, please contact the HCSD Child Nutrition Department during regular business hours at (228) 539-6516.

Even though students will be receiving free meals throughout the school year, we encourage ALL parents/guardians to still complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application to help bring much-needed funding and services to your child’s school and to the district. Here is the direct link to the application:

HCSD would like to take this opportunity to send heartfelt thanks to our amazing Child Nutrition employees who have been working tirelessly to provide children with hot, healthy meals year-round during this global health emergency!