TCSS Summer Meals Program Returns for 2022

  • May 19, 2022

    This summer, our TCSS Child Nutrition Team will continue providing nutritious meals to children in our community!

    Throughout the summer, many of our cafeterias will remain open, serving no-cost meals to students attending a variety of summer programs in our schools. Individual schools and summer programs will share information directly with participants about meals. Supporting the academic programs within our schools is a priority of our child nutrition program.

    Additionally, we will have several locations throughout our school system, participating in the Break for a Plate Summer Meals Program. Through this program, anyone age 18 and under is invited to eat breakfast and lunch, free of charge. A child does not have to be participating in a summer program or even enrolled in our school system to eat with us at the Break for a Plate locations, but they must be present to receive a meal. Dates, times, and locations for this program are listed below.

    This summer, Break for a Plate meals will be served inside our cafeterias, instead of the curbside or mobile meals we have served for the past two years. The federal waiver that allowed us to serve curbside meals will expire this summer. We are glad to return to serving inside our cafeterias, as this provides social interaction for children and the opportunity to see familiar faces they see throughout the school year! Also, with current costs and scarcity of pre-packaged food and food packaging materials, serving inside our cafeterias allows us to offer greater and higher quality food options, while minimizing waste.

    In addition to the five locations open to anyone age 18 and under, the Walker Elementary cafeteria will be open during the same dates, serving no-cost meals to students of Walker Elementary, Northside Middle, and Northside High. Students do not have to be enrolled in a summer program to enjoy a meal at Walker, but they must be a student of one of these schools.

    We look forward to serving the young people of our community in our school cafeterias this summer!

    Break for a Plate

    2022 Summer Meals Program


    Weekdays, June 6 – July 15 (Locations closed July 4.)


    Brookwood High School

    Hillcrest Middle School

    Holt High School

    Sipsey Valley High School

    Tuscaloosa County High School


    Breakfast – 7:30 – 8:30 am

    Lunch – 11 am - Noon

Break for a Plate TCSS Summer Meals Program, image: sunshine plate with fork and knife; all information included on this page
Spanish Summer Meals Flier; included on page as PDF