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Breakfast and Lunch Information

Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the KCS Nutrition Department will use a new online payment system for school meals, and a new website to apply for free / reduced-price meals.  The new portal is called LINQ Connect, and users can register for an account at Paper applications are also available by calling the KCS Food and Nutrition Services Department at (865) 594-9563. Please visit the LINQ Connect FAQ page for details about topics including:
  • Creating an account;
  • Adding money or making a payment;
  • Setting spending limits;
  • Reviewing meal purchase transactions;
  • Receiving “low-balance” notifications; and
  • Applying for free or reduced-price meals.
 All positive balances on existing school meal accounts will roll over to the new system. To continue using online meal payments, a new account will need to be created on LINQ Connect.  However, applications for free / reduced-price meals will not roll over from prior school years. Any family wishing to apply for this benefit should complete a new application on LINQ Connect. Please note that when adding students to your account or applying for free / reduced-price meals, users will be prompted to select their school district. After typing “knox” in the search bar, please choose “Knox County Schools (Knoxville, Tennessee)” from the options that appear. To download the LINQ Connect mobile app, please visit Google Play (Android) or the App Store (Apple) or scan the QR codes below.