USDA Extends WCH School Students Breakfast/Lunch Program


Breakfast and lunch will be served for free at Washington Court House City Schools to all K-12 students through the end of the calendar year, thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture.

The USDA is extending their funding of their Summer Food Service Program, which will offset the funds to many schools during the difficult times that COVID has brought to many communities and their workforce. As this is the same funding that WCHCS uses for the Big Blue Bus, the school’s summer food service program that fed over 2,500,000 meals this spring and summer, this free breakfast and lunch program comes at no cost to the local taxpayer.

From now until December 31st, 2020, all students attending WCHCS will have the opportunity to a free breakfast and lunch each day at school.

Additionally, each day that school is in session, all virtual learners will be able to pick up a lunch and next-day breakfast at the rear of the WHS Cafeteria (between WHS and McDonald's) from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. This will be distributed in a drive thru fashion, with minimal contact. Please contact the WHS Kitchen by 10 AM by calling 740-636-4624 so that they know how many to prepare for the day.

In order to ensure breakfast and lunch remains free to all K-12 students after December 31st, 2020, through federal funding, it is imperative that all families who may qualify fill out the USDA national School Lunch and Breakfast Program form, which can be found on the district’s website and social media, as well as by searching the USDA website.

By filling out this form, not only will parents and guardians help ensure a free nutritious meal for all Blue Lions in 2021, they will also be entered into a drawing to win one of ten $100 Kroger gift cards. Drawings will be held on October 2nd, so the district encourages families to fill out the form sooner rather than later. For additional questions, please call the WCHCS Food Service Department at 740-335-6620.