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Free meals for youth age 18 and younger continue through Dec. 31

September 3, 2020

Meals This week, the USDA announced that it will allow school districts to continue serving free meals for children and youth through December 31 or until funding is exhausted.

“This is great news for our community,” said School Food Services Coordinator Misha Lawyer. “We had a good response to our summer feeding program so we will be able to continue helping to address the increased need for healthy food for our young people.”

Lawyer said that Kershaw County School District students who are attending school in-person will receive their meals at school.

Families of KCSD eCampus (virtual) students and other youth age 18 and younger can sign up weekly for meals on the district’s website at Families should sign up for meals by 7 p.m. on Monday evenings for Thursday pick up.

Locations for meals to be picked up on Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. are Camden High School, Lugoff Elementary School, North Central Middle School and Stover Middle School.

Lawyer said families should not use the sign up form for students attending face-to-face as that would be considered a duplicate meal and would incur a cost for them.

She also said that it is still important for families to complete free and reduced meal applications because the free meals are only scheduled to continue through December 31 or until the funding runs out.  Online applications are available at

Mary Anne Byrd