Carter County Schools
Nutrition Department

Each summer, children wait for the last bell of the school year.  Summer is an exciting time for children.  However, for many children who receive free and reduced priced meals at school, summer can mean hunger.  The Lunch and Literacy Program, developed by the Carter County School Nutrition and Curriculum Department, allows children and teens to receive a free meal and book through the month of June.  Any child or teen may receive a free meal and book at any of the Lunch and Literacy sites throughout Carter County.  Each site will be serving lunch in the cafeteria Monday-Thursday of operational week.  All meals must be eaten onsite to ensure safety of the food and that the food is consumed by the child/teen.  There are no income requirements or registration.  For more information, call 423-547-2917.

Carter County Schools will continue offering breakfast and lunch to students in Pre-K-8th grade at no cost by participating in the Community Eligibility Provision.  Students that are enrolled in the county's four high schools are encouraged to complete the Application for Free and Reduced Priced School Meals.  This application will determine appropriate meal benefits. The Carter County School Nutrition Department will be accepting the Application for Free and Reduced Priced School Meals beginning in August, 2017.  Please contact our office at 423-547-2917 if you have any questions.

Lindsey Feathers
Director of School Nutrition

Diana Duncan
Administrative Assistant

Meal Prices

Elementary Students:

(K-8th Grade)

Participate in CEP

Breakfast - No Charge

Lunch - No Charge

High School Students:

(9-12th Grade)

Breakfast - $1.40

Breakfast, Reduced - $0.30

Lunch - $2.15

Lunch, Reduced - $.40


Breakfast - $2.00

Lunch - $3.00


Breakfast - $2.25

Lunch - $3.25

Lindsey Feathers,
Oct 26, 2015, 4:56 AM