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Student Meal Program

About the Student Meal Program

Our School Nutrition Department will serve breakfast and lunch to all children that live in Dare County under the age of 18. These meals are at no cost and will be available as long as our schools are closed due to the Governor's Executive Order.

Children that want a meal can come to any one of the pick-up locations listed below and receive a meal at no cost. 

Meal Schedule

In light of the most recent report of the sixth COVID-19 positive case in Dare, we will be implementing changes to the operation and schedule of the meal program to reduce the potential risk of exposure to our staff and families. In order to prepare for these changes, the meal program will be temporarily suspended until Thursday, April 9th.  
Beginning Thursday, April 9th buses will no longer deliver to community sites. Meals will be available for pick up from 11:30 until 1:00 at the three designated school sites: Cape Hatteras Elementary, and Manteo Elementary. First Flight Elementary meal times will operate from 11:00-12:30. 
"Grab and Go" no-contact procedures will be in place at these locations Tuesday and Thursday of each week.  Meals will be packaged to cover breakfast and lunch over multiple days.  (Thursday's meal pick up will provide lunch for that day, plus breakfast and lunch for Friday and Monday, and breakfast for Tuesday the following week. Tuesday's meal pick up will include lunch for that day plus, breakfast and lunch for Wednesday and breakfast for Thursday.)   


Main Site Locations: 
  • Manteo Elementary School
  • First Flight Elementary School
  • Cape Hatteras Elementary School

Contact School Nutrition Director, Kelleta Govan with questions and for more information. 

Dare County Schools is providing meals to all children in Dare County, age 18 and under. Recently, the district modified the days of the week that meals are distributed. However, families can still receive meals to cover breakfast and lunch for all five days of the week.