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Welcome to Child Nutrition Services

Published Thursday, August 8, 2019

In the last 48 hours, many parents of Berkeley County School District students received an email indicating approval for free and or reduced lunch.

That email notification was sent in error, and we believe most recipients of that email have since been notified.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

This post on our website and to our social media accounts is to ensure that all BCSD parents are aware that school free and reduced lunch applications will begin to be processed on Monday, August 12.

Again, approvals for free and reduced lunch will not be made until Monday, August 12 at the earliest, and proper notification to those parents or guardians will follow.

If you have any questions, please contact our Child Nutrition Services office at 843-899-8708.


Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand. We are excited to be able to offer our customers quality food for all meals served.

The  Child Nutrition department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

All of our schools now sell Hershey's Ice Cream! 


Child Nutrition Managers have been instructed to notify parents/guardians before a student owes a maximum balance of $8.25.


Fast Facts

  • Berkeley County Child Nutrition Services is a member of the SC Purchasing Alliance. The alliance was formed in 1995. The SC Department of Education Office of School Food Service and Nutrition came together with a common goal to streamline the purchasing process by collectively working together to obtain high quality products, greater competition, and more competitive pricing. The Alliance is comprised of 78 members consisting of 74 school districts and 4 school programs. This represents 88% of all school districts in the state. The collective buying power is over 90 million dollars.