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It is the goal of McDowell County School Nutrition Services to see that all children have access to healthful meals at school. The nutrition program is structured to offer nutritious choices to help children develop healthy food habits for a lifetime. The program is operated on sound business principles and practices, as it is the only self-supporting program in the school system.

School Nutrition has 90 employees who serve 7,000 lunches and 3,000 breakfasts daily. They are housed in 11 school sites. In addition, they cater meals to 5 Head Start Centers and 3 preschools as well as the Accelerated Learning Center.
Free and Reduced Meal Application

 

 

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Free and Reduced Applications for McDowell County Schools 

Now you can apply on-line for your children to receive free or reduced price school meals. Your application

will be sent from a secure web site directly to the McDowell County Schools Nutrition office, so you

don’t need to worry about filling out a paper form that could be lost or misplaced.

 

LunchApplication.com is an easy, secure and convenient way to apply for free or reduced meals. It has been

designed to make it easy for you to know exactly what information you need to provide and to guide you

through the process. Once your application has been received the district office will determine your eligibility

and send you a letter with the results. 

To apply, simply go to LunchApplication.com or CLICK HERE to apply now! 

Need a paper application?
Free and Reduced paper applications are also available from your child's school office or CLICK HERE . These

will need to be filled out and returned to the cafeteria or mailed to:

McDowell County Schools Nutrition 
2107 Sugarhill Rd
Marion NC 28752

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

K12 Payment Center

 
 
Membership Benefits

  • Quick and easy payment system for your student’s meals and/or school fees
  • Deposit to multiple students’ accounts with one single payment
  • Payments are easily made for not only school meals, but fees as well (such as merchandise, apparel, supplies, tickets, yearbooks, parking fees, etc.)
  • Recurring payments can be set for monthly or weekly deposits
  • School fees can be assigned to your student by the school district, making it quick and easy to pay for what you need to
  • Notifications are sent via text or email when new school fees are assigned to your student
  • School fees can be set up to allow for payments to be made in partial payments
  • Multiple K12PaymentCenter accounts can link to one student, giving more than one individual the ability to pay on a student’s account
  • Step-by-step registration is easy and account management is simple and intuitive
  • Secure payment processing
  • Your information is confidential – we do not sell your information to anyone!
  • No maximum payment amount
  • Access K12PaymentCenter on Facebook
  • $1.95 (may vary by district) fee per transaction
  • See your student’s meal account balance anytime
  • Automated notifications via email and text when your student’s meal account balance falls below an amount you choose
  • See 90 days of meals and fees purchased and payments made, which gives you peace of mind knowing exactly where your money is being spent
 
How does it work?
 
Sign up
 
Checks can also be brought to the cafeteria at each school.
 
You may also mail checks to 
McDowell County Department of School Nutrition
2107 Sugar Hill Road
Marion NC 28752

Parent and Student Forms