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DCS Meals - Now available at no cost to all students

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended waivers that allow Delaware City Schools to offer meals at no charge to all families. Effective today, all students enrolled in Delaware City Schools will be able to receive one free breakfast and one free lunch on each school day. This includes students in the Hybrid Attendance Model, whether learning at school or at home, and all DCS Online Academy students.

This opportunity is temporary, as the USDA has extended waivers that allow all schools to offer meals at no charge to families. It is not known how long these temporary waivers will be available, but we will communicate in advance when free meals for all students will be discontinued.

Hybrid Attendance Model: Students in the hybrid attendance model must pre-order meals using the meal order form for their at-home learning days by Friday at noon. Those meals will be distributed at the end of the school day on their last day of in-person learning for the week. Students going through the breakfast and lunch line while at school will not be charged for their meals. At this time, it is not necessary to add money to your student’s lunch account unless you are paying for negative charges. Lunch money on the account will remain for your student’s use when the waiver ends.

DCS Online Academy Learners: Students enrolled in DCS Online Academy must pre-order meals using the meal order form by Friday at noon. Meal distribution for Online Academy students will be on Wednesdays at Willis Education Center from 11:30-12:00.

If you have any questions, please contact our food service department at


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