Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696
Transportation: (803) 802-1998

Emergency Meal Program
Emergency Meal Program
Posted on 05/04/2020

UPDATED: May 4, 2020 

The Fort Mill School District will provide breakfast and lunch free of charge during the duration of the school closure to students who qualify for free and reduced meals. Beginning Wednesday May 6th, a new USDA waiver enables us to allow adults to pick up meals for a child even if the child is not present, as long as the adult can demonstrate proof of the child’s identity. This has been an issue for families where a child is sick or immune-compromised, or not all the children can fit in one vehicle, for example. The Student Nutrition Staff will review documentation to the best of their ability while maintaining appropriate distance and without physical handling.
Accepted forms of identification include, but are not limited to:
school class schedule
school report card
child’s passport
birth certificate
government-issued child identification card
any document proving parent/guardian identity and relationship to the child, such as an adoption decree; doctor, clinic, or hospital record; religious record; or daycare center record

Meals will be available at the Nation Ford bus loop from 10:45-12:00 OR on one of the two bus routes offered.  Bus routes are posted below.  Meals will be available on the following dates and will include 5 Breakfast meals and 5 Lunch meals:

Emergency Meal Program Delivery Dates
Wednesday May 6, 13, 20, & 27

For car pick up: Please open your trunk in the designated area.
Please do not get out of your car unless you need to open your trunk. All meals will be placed in your trunk by our staff and our staff will close your trunk. For your health and the health and safety of our staff, please do not approach our staff. Stay in your car.

Note that routes and times are subject to change. Check the website for the most up to date information. If you need assistance, have questions, or your children have special dietary needs, please call (803)548-3549 or email welcht@fortmillschools.org.  

Donations
Thank you to the FMSD community for their continuous offers to assist with the backpack and meal program. We are thankful for all of those who have reached out with offers to help. At this time, we are not accepting food donations, but we are accepting monetary donations to our Angel Fund (see details below). In the future, we may have a need for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up via https://unitedwayassocsc.galaxydigital.com/

All food donations should be directed to these organizations:

Fort Mill Care Center, 2760 Old Nation Road, Fort Mill
Community Cafe, 803-984-4341
Second Harvest, 500 Spratt St. B, Charlotte, NC 28206

Monetary Donations
Before the school closure, some families struggled to pay for their children’s school breakfast and lunch. When students come back to school, we want them to return without the worry of debt.
You Can Help!
Fort Mill School District currently has more than $29,000 in unpaid school breakfasts and lunches. Help us erase student meal debt so students and families can begin school next year with a clear balance. Visit Angel Fund to read more and to find out how you can assist our community one student at a time!

Frequently Asked Questions
1. Does the student have to be present?
No, but proof of identity as listed above needs to be available. If student is present, no documentation is needed. 

2. Does the student need to be on Free and Reduced meals to receive free meals? Yes, unless you call our office to be enrolled in the emergency feeding program.  If you currently are not on Free or Reduced meals and you would like to apply, please click the link to apply at lunchapplication.com. We will also have paper applications available at Nation Ford and on our bus routes.
3. Where is the Nation Ford Bus Loop? On A.O.Jones Boulevard, turn left at the stadium. Turn Left at the JROTC building and look for the covered area.

Bus Routes
May bus routes have been confirmed and are posted below (5/4/2020).

ROUTE #1
10:22 am   623 Trenholm Tr
10:36 am   211 HERITAGE BLVD
10:48 am   DREWSKY LN @ Office
10:59 am   Embassy Drive @ Playground
11:11 am   Lakes Blvd @ Hillview Ln
11:34 am   Pikeview @ Flint Hill Apts 321 Flint Hill Rd
11:47 am   Culvers / KFC Parking Lot
12:07 pm   BROMLEY VILLAGE DR @ Entrance

ROUTE #2
10:31 am   9 STEELE CIR APT 9B17
10:44 am   813 ARCHIE ST
11:03 am   105 Dogwood Ln
11:13 am   FOREST RIDGE POOL HOUSE
11:30 am   EPPS RD @ CINDA ST
11:41 am   120 BOLLIN CIR
11:54 am   COUNTRY HAVEN LN @ COUNTRY LOD