Lexington District One offers summer food service program

On May 13, 2019

This summer, Lexington County School District One again participates in the Summer Food Service Program, a free program for children 18 years old and younger.

The program runs Monday through Thursday beginning June 10, with the exception of Gilbert Primary, which runs only during June.

The following locations will serve as meal sites this summer:

• Forts Pond Elementary, 7350 Fish Hatchery Road, Pelion, SC 29123, (803) 821-2500

• Gilbert Primary, 520 Main Street, Gilbert, SC 29054

• River Bluff High, 320 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29072, (803) 821-0700

• Rosenwald Community Learning Center, 420 Hendrix Street, Lexington, SC 29072, (803) 821-1300

• White Knoll Elementary, 132 White Knoll Way, West Columbia, SC 29170, (803) 821-4500

Children must eat their meals on site. Sites offer meals on a first-come, first-served basis. The WKES site will operate July 1–3, but not July 4; all other sites close the week of July 4.

The FPES site will offer breakfast from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. and lunch from 12:15 to 1 p.m. until August 2.

At Rosenwald and WKES, breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m., with lunch offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Rosenwald site closes July 26, while the WKES site goes until August. 2.

At GPS, breakfast will run from 7:45 to 8:15, with lunch offered from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. until June 27. RBHS will serve breakfast from 9 to 9:30 a.m. followed by lunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon through July 19.

The program, federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered through the S.C. Department of Education and Lexington County School District One, provides and serves meals to children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

All meals meet federal nutrition standards.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form , (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.