All new students registering in our School District that have been displaced due to Hurricane Michael will be able to receive free meals for the entire school year after residency information has been verified based on the below provision.
Provisions are in place to address the displacement of students identified as homeless as specified under Section 725(a) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. l 1434a(2)). Homeless students are categorically eligible for free school meals consistent with Section 9(b)(12) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1758(b)(l2). In cases where a household from a designated disaster area moves in with another household, the displaced individuals may be considered homeless and consequently automatically eligible for free meals. In addition, for those areas not immediately affected by the hurricane, but which have individuals displaced by the disaster, if a free and reduced-price meal application cannot be obtained from the household, school officials may complete the application on behalf of the child based on the best available knowledge of the household's economic circumstances (7 CFR 245.6(d)).
Welcome to the Food Services website for the Walton County School District! Our goal and mission is to provide healthy, nutritious, and affordable meals to the students of Walton County for an optimal learning environment. Please reach out to me at the contacts below if I can serve your needs.
Food Services Coordinator
Walton County School District
850-892-1100 EXTENSION 1361
Free & Reduced Meal Applications Online
The WCSD Food and Nutrition Department has partnered with MealViewer to create an interactive menu that provides specific information about the WCSD menu such as nutritional content and allergy information. This new virtual menu is perfect for health-conscious parents and students looking to make healthy choices for breakfast and lunch, or anyone who wants to learn more about the foods they eat at school. Download the FREE app today to access school menus on your smartphone.