School Nutrition

Matoshia Grant
Nutrition Director

                                   FREE SUMMER MEALS!


Summer should be a stress-free time full of FOOD, FRIENDS and FUN!

Jones County School District will be providing multiple meals, delivered to students June 1-June 26 and July 6 - July 23, 2020 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon. Breakfast/lunch meals will be served to anyone 18 years and under. School buses will continue to deliver meals using the routes listed on the schedule below..

Drive-up locations for meals will also be open at Wells Elementary School and Gray Elementary School  from 10:00-12:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays also.


                                    FOOD SAFETY REMINDERS:

* Wash hands with soap and water before handling food.

* Perishable (cold) food that is not eaten immediately upon delivery should be   refrigerated as soon as possible.

* Discard any perishable (cold) that is not eaten or refrigerated within 2 hours of   delivery.

* Eat refrigerated food within 4 days after delivery.


                       Bus Routes and Schedules Below:





                          If you are on free/reduced lunch or don't always have food at home, visit FoodFinder to find local pantries where you can get help with food for free.



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One in six, or 13 million children in America live in households without consistent access to adequate food?

Every Monday morning, school nutrition professionals witness this hunger on some of the faces of students eagerly waiting in line for a school breakfast after a long weekend without enough to eat. This is why school meals are so important.  It is our professional obligation and pleasure to serve children with the nutritious meals needed to help them succeed academically. It is also our responsibility to help parents/guardians secure school meals with applications for eligibility.  Applications are accepted throughout the school year. So apply today!


                         SCHOOL MEALS


Unpaid Meals and Charge Policies:  Review our policy listed with the menu listing.


Please be sure to keep enough money in your child's meal account to help us avoid any unpleasant circumstances with students during breakfast and lunch. is our school meal payment system that can help track your child's meal activity and available funds on a daily basis. 

School nutrition professionals are passionate about ensuring all students have access to healthy school meals.  They work throughout the year to enroll eligible students in the free or reduced price meals program.  Non-enrolled students must pay for their meals to cover food and labor costs.  When non-enrolled students "charge" meals, unpaid meal debt can quickly accumulate to create a significant financial burden that can impact the quality of meals for all students.  Your support, understanding and cooperation is appreciated.


Menu Changes

NOTICE: Menus are posted by individual schools this month so that Managers may reduced inventory for year-end close out.  Menus are still subject to change without notice due to product availability, the availability of USDA commodities; unavailability of certain purchased foods, weather conditions affecting deliveries, future nutrient analysis, etc.         


School Wellness Program and Policy

Local School Wellness Policy

The Jones County Board of Education is committed to providing a school environment that enhances learning and development of lifelong wellness practices, including but limited to fostering good eating habits to maintain healthy weight management for a life time.

A healthy school environment goes beyond school meals in the cafeteria. A healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight requires a combination of healthy food choices and appropriate amount of physical activity.  All foods made available on school campuses should offer children nutritious choices and physical activity should be incorporated into the school day as often as possible. The healthy, physically active child is more likely to be academically successful.


                         Mission of School Nutrition Programs

The mission of the School Nutrition Program is to advance the availability, quality and acceptance of the School Nutrition Program as an integral part of education.

We welcome your constructive comments, questions, and feedback about our program. You may contact

Roslyn Foster, School Nutrition Director

(478) 986-1390

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.