Lexington Two offers free meals during holiday breaks, school closure

WEST COLUMBIA, SC -- During the 2020-21 school year, Lexington Two students will be able to get free breakfast and lunch meals for curbside pickup during times when classes are not meeting on the school campus.

 

Meals are available for pickup at select school sites. Times and locations are typically announced in advance of holiday breaks or school closures.

 

If you plan to pick up meals at one of the school sites, preordering of free meals is recommended to ensure availability.  Instructions for curbside pickup are outlined below.

 

Questions? Call the food services office at (803) 739-8381 or email Emelia.brown@sodexo.com 

 

HOW TO REGISTER AND PLACE AN ORDER FOR PICKUP AT SCHOOL SITES

 

Details about school locations for pickup are released when free meals are being offered.

 

Step 1:  Register for a PayPams Account

Families will need to first register at www.paypams.com before they can reserve their meals.

  1. Visit www.paypams.com
  2. Click SIGN UP NOW
  3. Select State:  SC
  4. Click Submit
  5. Double Click:  Lexington School District Two
  6. Click Continue
  7. Complete the requested information
  8. Click Create Account
  9. Review Summary
  10. Click Submit, if information is correct.  If not, click Edit.
  11. Enter your student’s First Name, Last Name and Date of Birth
  12. Click Add
  13. Click Add more to add additional Students
  14. Repeat this process for each student 

 

Step 2:  Place Your Order

  1. Log on to PayPams.com
  2. Click on Meal Ordering
  3. Choose your Location for Meal Pickup by selecting the Pickup Location
  4. Click Submit Order (look for confirmation #)
  5. Repeat process for other students
  6. Remember to pick up meals on the correct distribution day/time  

 

The free meals are a result of the USDA’s extension of its summer meals program,  amid COVID-19.

 

A note to families

Though students are temporarily receiving free meals, we encourage our Lexington Two families to still complete an online application to see whether they qualify for free or reduced price meals.  Visit www.paypams.com/onlineapp and follow the instructions.  A new application is required each school year, and only one application per household is needed.  Paper applications are available at each school's front office or at the Lexington Two district office.

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  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.