Free & Reduced Meal Applications

  • Free & Reduced Priced Meal Applications for the 2023-24 school year are now available at the links below. All households are encouraged to apply (only one application per household should be submitted). 

    IMPORTANT: For the first 30 days of school, students will receive the benefit they were previously approved for on the last free and reduced-priced meal application submitted. If a new application is not submitted on or before Tuesday, September 19, 2023, the status will change to full-paid.

    Online applications are usually processed within 2-3 business days. Paper applications can take up to 10 business days to process. For any questions, please contact the School Nutrition Office at (706) 876-7264. 

Payment Options

  • Pay Online or by App
    Whitfield County Schools Nutrition Department is excited to offer a new prepay system online with LINQ Connect. This new payment option will not replace cash and check payments, but is an additional payment option for your convenience. Features offered by the online solution are:

    • See your student’s meal balance at anytime from anywhere
    • Deposit payments for multiple students in just one click
    • Setup recurring payments for monthly or weekly deposits
    • Reviewing individual student meal histories
    • Automated notifications via email or text when your student’s balance falls below the amount you choose

    Pay by Cash

    Place money into an envelope, seal, and include the following information on the envelope front:

    1. Your child’s first and last name
    2. Teacher’s name
    3. Grade
    4. Student ID Number

    Pay by Check
    Please make checks payable to the school your child attends. It is advisable to use separate checks if you are paying for more than one child to ensure that the correct amount is credited to each child’s account. Please be sure all the following information is included on the check:

    1. Adult Name
    2. Physical Address
    3. Telephone Number
    4. Your child’s first and last name and ID Number.
    5. School’s Name

    All checks deposited into the school nutrition bank account that fail to clear the bank are returned to Checkredi collection service. The check writer’s account will be debited electronically for the amount of the NSF check. The check writer is also liable for a state allowed collection fee.

    Pay by Money Order 
    Please make money order payable to the school and include:

    1. Your child’s first and last name
    2. ID Number

Charge Policy

  • Student Meals

    Students have a limited charge privilege.  If a student arrives at school without money, they are allowed up to $15.00 in charges. If the student has reached the charge limit, he/she may be provided an alternate meal. Every effort will be made to notify parents of charges and the alternative meal policy at the first negative balance, utilizing automated calls, letters and email. Charges are not allowed for extras or ala carte items.

    Adult Meals

    All adult and guest meals are to be paid by the individual in advance or at the time the meal is selected.