This is Where Kids Can Get Free Lunch & Breakfast this Summer

Wondering where you can find FREE breakfasts and lunches for kids in Greenville, Spartanburg, and Pickens Counties? So many families rely on the school system to assist with meals for their children. Local school districts are helping kids by eliminating the cost of school lunches and breakfast from parents’ worries.

This article includes:
Free Summer Meal Locations for Kids from Greenville County Schools
Free Summer Meal Locations for Kids from Spartanburg County Districts
Free Summer Meal Locations for Kids in Pickens County Schools

Important! Things to Know about 2022 Free School Summer Meals for Kids

  • ALL kids 18 and under in Greenville and Spartanburg Counties qualify for free summer school foodservice breakfast and lunches, no questions asked. Your child doesn’t need to attend a specific school or financially qualify.
  • Pickens County does require children 18 and younger to be enrolled in school to receive meals. They also offer free meals for anyone enrolled in school-age 21 and older with mental or physical disabilities.
  • Meals must be consumed on-site this year. This is a change from pandemic years when meals were picked up and eaten off-site.

For more assistance with getting food for your family, check out our guide to Finding Help in the Upstate

Here are the locations where your kids can get free breakfast and lunch!

The Summer Food Service Program

For Summer 2022, Greenville County Schools will participate in the USDA Seamless Summer Food Service Program to provide meals to children in Greenville County. Spartanburg County will participate in the USDA Summer Break Cafe program that has meal sites sponsored by several school districts and other organizations. Parents can utilize the USDA Summer Meal Site Finder to find specific locations, dates, and meal serving times for breakfast and lunch.

Please continue to check the USDA Summer Meal Site Finder for updates throughout the summer. All children 18 and under are eligible for free meals at any of these locations below on the designated dates. There will be no discrimination during the meal service – any child 18 and younger can show up and receive a free meal.

There is a map available at this link but you can text “Summer Meals” to 97779 or call 1.866.348.6479 to find a site near you. This is the best way to get the latest information since all the locations have different times and locations can also change.

Greenville County Schools Free Meals

Beginning June 6, Greenville County Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch to all children 18 years and younger this summer from June through August. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided at several school locations as well as Robert Mountain Science Center. Meals must be consumed on-site and will not be carry-out style this year. All meal locations will be closed the week of July 5, 2022.

GCS Locations Serving Breakfast and Lunch

Berea High School: 201 Burdine Drive, Greenville
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 6, 2022, through August 4, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Travelers Rest High School: 301 North Main Street, Travelers Rest
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 6, 2022, through July 21, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Wade Hampton High School: 100 Pine Knoll Drive, Greenville
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 13, 2022, through August 4, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Greer High School: 3000 East Gap Creek, Greer
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 13, 2022, through August 4, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Southside High School: 6630 Frontage at White Horse Road, Greenville
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 6, 2022, through August 4, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Blue Ridge High School: 2151 Fews Chapel Road, Greer
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 6, 2022, through July 21, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Riverside High School: 794 Hammett Bridge Road, Greer
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 20, 2022, through August 4, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Fountain Inn High School: 644 Quillen Avenue, Fountain Inn
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 6, 2022, through August 4, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

JL Mann High School: 160 Fairforest Way, Greenville
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 6, 2022, through August 4, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Carolina High School: 2725 Anderson Road, Greenville
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 6, 2022, through August 4, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Woodmont High School: 2831 West Georgia Road, Piedmont
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 6, 2022, through August 4, 2022
Breakfast- 8 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Robert Mountain Science Center: 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville
Meals Monday through Thursday: June 6, 2022, through August 4, 2022
Lunch 11 AM to 2 PM

Roper Mountain Science Center will only be serving lunch, (no breakfast) which parents can locate at the food truck in the main parking lot. Parents will NOT need to purchase entry into RMSC in order to obtain their food. Food must be consumed on the premises.

Kids with sack lunches in front of the GCS food truck at Robert Mountain Science Center
The GCS food truck at Robert Mountain Science Center

Spartanburg District Schools Free Meals

Spartanburg School District One

Currently, Spartanburg School District One has not released plans for summer meals. We will update you once we have more information.

Spartanburg School District Two

District Two will be offering free breakfast and lunch meals for all children under 18. Summer Meals will begin June 6, 2022. These schools will serve meals Monday through Thursday from June 6, 2022, through July 20, 2022. Meals will not be served on July 4th.

Chesnee Elementary – Breakfast: 7 AM to 8 AM; Lunch 11:30 AM – PM
Boiling Springs Middle- Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 8 AM; Lunch 10 AM to 10:30 AM
Boiling Springs High School- Breakfast: 7:30 AM to 8 AM; Lunch 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Shoally Creek Elementary- Breakfast: 7 AM – 8 AM; Lunch 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Spartanburg School District Three

District three will be serving free breakfast and lunch meals for all children under 18. Breakfast will be Monday through Friday from 7 AM – 8 AM. Lunch will be Monday through Friday from 11 AM – 12 PM.

Meals will be served at Clifdale Middle School– 451 Heritage Hills Drive, Spartanburg

Spartanburg School District Four

Spartanburg District Four will sponsor several locations in southern Spartanburg County for summer meals.

Woodruff High School- 710 Cross Anchor Road, Woodruff, SC
Meals Monday through Friday; June 1, 2022, through August 5, 2022
Breakfast- 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 12 PM

Woodruff Leisure Center- 550 Cavins Road, Woodruff, SC
Meals Monday through Friday: June 6, 2022, through August 5, 2022
Breakfast- 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM; Lunch 12 PM- 12:30 PM

Woodruff Elementary School- 915 Cross Anchor Hwy, Woodruff
Meals every Monday through Thursday; June 6, 2022, to June 30, 2022
Breakfast- 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM; Afternoon snack: 1 PM – 1:15 PM

Woodruff Middle School – 205 SJ Workman Hwy, Woodruff, SC
Meals Monday through Thursday; June 6, 2022, through June 30, 2022
Breakfast- 7:45 AM to 8:10 AM; Afternoon snack- 1 PM to 1:15 PM

Woodruff Primary School – 200 Lucy P Edward Road, Woodruff
Meals Monday through Thursday; June 6, 2022, through June 30, 2022
Breakfast- 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM; Lunch- 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM

Kelly Acres- 110 Miller Drive, Woodruff, SC
Meals Monday- Friday; June 6, 2022, through July 29, 2022
Lunch- 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Spartanburg School District Five

Spartanburg District Five has not updated plans for a summer meal program. We will update once we know more. Please continue to check the Spartanburg District Five website for updates.

Spartanburg School District Six

District Six has not updated plans for a 2022 summer meal program. We will update you once we know more. Information and updates can be located on the Spartanburg District Six website.

Spartanburg School District Seven

District 7 has not provided updated plans for summer meals for 2022. We will update you once we know more. Parents can locate updates on the Spartanburg District Seven Food Services website.

Pickens County Free Summer Meals

The School District of Pickens County will provide free breakfast and lunch to all school-aged children 18 years and younger from June 6, 2022, through July 22, 2022. Individuals who are 21 and older enrolled in school Who have mental or physical disabilities will receive free meals as well. All locations will be closed on July 4, 2022. Below is a list of locations where meals will be served.

East End Elementary School– 505 East Second Street, Easley
Monday through Friday; June 6, 2022, through July 22, 2022
Breakfast: 7 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Pickens Elementary School– 567 Hampton Avenue, Pickens
Monday through Friday; June 6, 2022, through July 22, 2022
Breakfast: 7 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Liberty Primary School– 940 Chastain Road, Liberty
Monday through Friday; June 6, 2022, through July 22, 2022
Breakfast: 7 AM to 9 AM; Lunch 11 AM to 1 PM

Do you know of a place offering free food this summer to add to our list?

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