Free breakfast, lunch meals will be distributed this summer

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- Lexington Two will extend through the summer its free distribution of breakfast and lunch meal bundles for the week at distribution sites and by bus delivery.

 

Meals are available to any youth ages 18 and younger, beginning the week of June 21.  If a student is not present to pick up the meal, then the Lexington Two student’s identification number -- or, for non-Lexington Two students, another form of identification such as a birth certificate or report card -- must be presented at the time of pickup.

 

Following are options for picking up meals. Any adjustments to summer meal distribution will be announced through Lexington Two’s websites, social media and phone system. 

 

SCHOOL SITES

 

Cayce Elementary (515 Bulldog Blvd., Cayce)

Riverbank Elementary (160 Cougar Drive, West Columbia)

  • Times/dates: Curbside meal pickup will be offered between 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays from June 21-August 12.
  • Meals: Monday’s meal bundle will include breakfast and lunch for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Thursday’s meal bundle will include breakfast and lunch for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Families are encouraged to pre-register for curbside delivery at www.paypams.com, so that we may plan accordingly.
  • Worth noting: The July 4 holiday will be observed on Monday, July 5, and there will be no meal distribution that day. Curbside pickup will be moved to Tuesday, July 6.

 

COMMUNITY SITE


Mount Tabor Lutheran Church (1000 B. Ave., West Columbia)


  • Times/dates: Curbside meal pickup will be offered between 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 21-August 12.
  • Meals: Monday’s meal bundle will include breakfast and lunch for Monday and Tuesday; Wednesday’s meal bundle will include breakfast and lunch for Wednesday and Thursday; Thursday’s meal bundle will include breakfast and lunch for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Worth noting: The July 4 holiday will be observed on Monday, July 5, and there will be no meal distribution that day. Curbside pickup will be moved to Tuesday, July 6.

 

BUS DELIVERY

School buses will deliver seven days of meals throughout the Lexington Two community, with delivery Monday-Thursday from June 21-August 5. Check the bus delivery schedules posted with this story, scrolling through the tabs along the bottom of the spreadsheet to find the route nearest to you. Buses stay about 10 minutes at each stop.

  • Monday:  Breakfast and lunch
  • Tuesday: Breakfast and  lunch for Tuesday and Wednesday
  • Wednesday: Breakfast and  lunch for Thursday and Friday
  • Thursday: Breakfast and  lunch for Friday and Saturday

WORTH NOTING


After July 1, we encourage our Lexington Two families to complete an online application to see whether they qualify for free or reduced price meals for the 2021-22 school year.  Visit www.paypams.com/onlineapp and follow the instructions.  A new application is required each school year, and only one application per household is needed.  Paper applications are available at each school's front office or at the Lexington Two district office.


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About the Summer Food Service program

Acceptance and participation requirements for Summer Food Service program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 


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, disability, age, 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.