Temporary Free Meals

  • Thanks to a flexibility provided by USDA, ALL students are eligible to receive both breakfast and lunch at no cost through the 2021-2022 school year. Students who normally pay reduced or full-pay prices will not be charged for breakfast or lunch. This includes one breakfast and one lunch per student per day. A la carte items and extra portions are not included; however, those items can still be purchased with cash or funds on a student’s account.

Meal Sign Up for Virtual Students

  • If you have opted for a virtual learning plan through KCS and would like to sign up for meal pickup, please click here.

School Nutrition Program Charges

  • Knox County Schools has a board approved policy that details how the School Nutrition Program handles cafeteria meal charges. To view the policy, please click here.

Online Meal Prepayments

  • Knox County Schools Nutrition Department accepts online payments through K12paymentcenter.com.

    K12PaymentCenter assesses convenience fees based upon the dollar amount of the meal payment. A flat convenience fee of $1.95 is added to transactions up to $100. A convenience fee of 2.99% of the total payment is added to transactions above $100.

    Please note: Knox County Schools Nutrition Department does NOT receive any portion of the convenience fee.