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 linqconnect.com. Paper applications are also available by calling the KCS Food and Nutrition Services Department at (865) 594-9563.
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.