Free School Meals

Announcement date: 9/4/2020

Dear Maryville Families,

We are pleased to inform you that under a new USDA funded program MARYVILLE CITY SCHOOLS will offer FREE MEALS TO ALL STUDENTS starting Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Below are the details you should know:

  • All students will be served under this USDA program.
  • One regular (reimbursable) lunch meal AND one regular (reimbursable) breakfast meal are included.
  • Funding for this program will run until December 31 or until federal funding expires.
  • Items considered à la carte" (any extra servings or snack items), will still require payment.
  • Payment for à la carte items can be paid with cash or on a student lunch account (with student ID).
  • Digital learners can pick up free meals at their school by following all previously communicated COVID-related protocols. Contact your school with any questions.
  • This program does not allow for food distribution to students who are not enrolled in our district.
  • This program does not require an application for participation.

IMPORTANT NOTE for families who qualify for free or reduced-priced meals. While this program will allow your children to receive free meals at school this fall, we do not know what could happen after the program ends. For that reason, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND completing the free lunch application before the September 10 deadline, at this link:

If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at (865) 982-7121.

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In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.