SCHOOL NUTRITION

LBES Thanksgiving Turkey, Nov '22.

LBES Thanksgiving Turkey meal, Nov '22!

This LBES student guessed what this squash was called!  Boston Marrow!  Oct. '22

LBES Student who guessed correctly!

This is a Boston Marrow Squash!  Oct '22

This is a Boston Marrow Squash!  Oct '22

BES students trying to guess the name of this squash!

What is the name of this squash?! Oct '22.

Tasty yogurt dip made from Boston Marrow Squash!  Nov '22

Tasty yogurt dip made with Boston Marrow Squash! Nov '22.

A random HS lunch meal :)

Typical lunch at LCHS, Fall '22.

Delicious Hometown Harvest Dahlonega (HHD) grown muscadines on all salad bars!  Fall '22

Delicious Hometwon Harvest Dahlonega (HHD) muscadines for all our salad bars! Fall '22.

We are proud of our delicious Marvelous Meatloaf!

Yum! Marvelous Meatloaf coming up! Oct '22.

SNP Director & dietetic student Intern working at HHD, Oct '22.

Working at Hometown Harvest Dahlonega gardens, Fall '22.

Welcome to the Lumpkin County School Nutrition Program

Our School Cafeteria Teams are here to provide tasty and nutritious meals for your students and all our customers every school day! 

Important Update:  For school year 2022 - 2023 Meal Applications need to be submitted by all student families.

Unfortunately USDA has not extended the waivers for student breakfasts and lunches at be at cost.

More information:

We offer a convenient online pre-payment service, In the Infinite Campus portal, and for FREE you can sign up and see what your students have bought each day from their meal accounts.  For a small fee you can also add money electronically through this service as well.

If you need a refund of funds on your students meal account(s) please submit a refund form to us, Attn: School Nutrition Program, Lumpkin County Schools Central Office, 56 Indian Dr., Dahlonega GA 30533

If you need a form documenting meal eligibility status for your student (for some other programs or activities) you may need one of these two forms:

  • Request to Share/Not Share Meal Status Information

Menus change up monthly and include seasonal Farm to School local produce; please note with unanticipated school closures due to weather, etc., the menu on the day we return may be that of the prior day.

We are delighted to continue Salad Bars in all schools!

We can help you with your student's Special Dietary Needs in the cafeteria too, please call Julie at (706) 864-3611 for more information. A Spanish form is also available here.

All families and community members are invited to join our school-wide efforts to promote health & wellness through each school's Wellness Team team.  School Nutrition is charged with implementing our Wellness Policy in schools, teams work to provide fun educational activities for students and assess outcomes annually by school & triennially system-wide.  Some Wellness based activities completed so far this school year Hometown Harvest Dahlonega gardens - plus environmental wellness sctivities involving the kitchens.

The Lumpkin County School Nutrition Program supports and participates in community service with local organizations such Lumpkin Family Connections,  Community Helping Place (#LumpkinMatters events), Lumpkin 4-H, & the Georgia Mountain Food Bank which serves Lumpkin & surrounding counties.

In addition, we partner with University of North Georgia for Hometown Harvest Dahlonega, a local garden initiative, and we benefit from some of the fresh vegetables & fruit grown there in our school meals! Follow and support @UNGHometownHarvest on Facebook & Instagram.

Thank you and please contact us with any addition questions or concerns:

Julie Knight-Brown, School Nutrition Director, julie.knightbrown@lumpkinschools.com

Mary Grizzle, School Nutrition Assistant, mary.grizzle@lumpkinschools.com 

(706) 864-3611

56 Indian Drive,

Dahlonega, GA 30533

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: How to File a Complaint, 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. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

HHD local grown pickled okra on the salad bars!

Hometown Harvest Dahlonega local grown & pickled okra! Aug '22.

HHD tomatoes, fall '22

Delicious Hometown Harvest Dahlonega tomatoes on our salad bars!

Homemade Pico, LCHS, Fall '22

Home made Pico de gallo at LCHS, Fall '22.

Side Salad special mix!

Special Side Salads!