Lumpkin School Nutrition Program is a SY 23 Golden Radish, SY 24 Local Foods For Schools, & Healthy Meals Incentive Grant recipient

LCES-5 classes, garden project growing radishes, spring '23!

LCES - 5 classes, gardening lessons, spring '23!

Join us for Breakfast at LCHS!

Join us for Breakfast at LCHS!

Lynn Grindle from LBES Cafe reads to students! Jan '23

Lynn G. at LBES Cafe reads to students! Jan '23.

LBES Thanksgiving Turkey, Nov '22.

LBES Thanksgiving Turkey meal, Nov '22!

This LBES student guessed what this squash was called!  Boston Marrow!  Oct. '22

LBES Student who guessed correctly!

This is a Boston Marrow Squash!  Oct '22

This is a Boston Marrow Squash!  Oct '22

BES students trying to guess the name of this squash!

What is the name of this squash?! Oct '22.

Tasty yogurt dip made from Boston Marrow Squash!  Nov '22

Tasty yogurt dip made with Boston Marrow Squash! Nov '22.

A random HS lunch meal :)

Typical lunch at LCHS, Fall '22.

Delicious Hometown Harvest Dahlonega (HHD) grown muscadines on all salad bars!  Fall '22

Delicious Hometwon Harvest Dahlonega (HHD) muscadines for all our salad bars! Fall '22.

We are proud of our delicious Marvelous Meatloaf!

Yum! Marvelous Meatloaf coming up! Oct '22.

SNP Director & dietetic student Intern working at HHD, Oct '22.

Working at Hometown Harvest Dahlonega gardens, Fall '22.

School year 23-24

Welcome to the Lumpkin County School Nutrition Program!

Our School Cafeteria Teams are here to provide tasty and nutritious meals for your students and all our customers every school day! 

We have exciting news to share!

We are publishing Cafe news updates this year, click to review our first one:

School Meals Update, Nov 17, 2023 edition

School Meals Update, Sept 22, 2023 edition

Welcome student families!

Meal Applications need to be submitted by all families for this school year (23-24) just like last year.

USDA requires a new Meal Application every school year.

We accept applications throughout the school year - if you have not yet applied for your household please do!

Your student(s) may be eligible for waived fees to take AP tests, college admission tests, or for college applications based on your household meal application.

Click here for step by step instructions to fill out an online Meal Application.

More information about Café Meals:

  • Meal prices for adults, second student meals and individual meal items

  • Information on pre-payment for Café meal accounts:

    • We offer a convenient online pre-payment service In your Infinite Campus portal.   For a small fee you can add money electronically through this service.

    • For FREE you can sign up and see what your students have bought each day from their meal accounts.

    • If you prefer, you can send a check with your student(s) name on it to the cafeteria for deposit to your students meal account.

Click here for a video step-by step guide to setting up online meal payments for your student.

Click here for a video step-by-step guide to setting up email notifications regarding meal account balances.

If you need a refund of funds from your students meal account(s), please fill out and submit a refund form to us, send it to us at: Lumpkin School Nutrition Program, 56 Indian Dr., Dahlonega GA 30533.

If you need a form documenting meal eligibility status for your student (for some other programs or activities) you may need one of these two forms:

Menus change up monthly and include seasonal Farm to School local produce, see our Harvest of the Month calendar; please note if we have unanticipated school closures the menu on the day we return may be that of the prior day.

We utilize Offer versus Serve in Lumpkin Schools, so students choose the items they want to eat at breakfast & lunch.

We are delighted to continue Salad Bars in all schools! After getting their basic meal all students can stop by the salad bar for more tasty items.

We can help you with your student's Special Dietary Needs in the cafeteria too, please call Julie at (706) 864-3611 for more information. A Spanish form is also available here.

All families and community members are invited to join our school-wide efforts to promote health & wellness through each school's Wellness Team team.  School Nutrition is charged with implementing our district Wellness Policy.  In schools, teams work to provide fun educational activities for students and assess outcomes annually by school with this form sent to Principals & triennially system-wide.  We are also charged to compare our local Wellness Policy with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation Model Wellness Policy using this checklist. Everybody in the community is invited to join us in planning Wellness based activities for this school year! Please call Julie with School Nutrition at 706.864.3611 if you'd like to join us!

The Lumpkin County School Nutrition Program supports and participates in community service with local organizations such Lumpkin Family Connections,  Community Helping Place (#LumpkinMatters events), Lumpkin 4-H, & the Georgia Mountain Food Bank which serves Lumpkin & surrounding counties.

In addition, we partner with University of North Georgia for Hometown Harvest Dahlonega, a local garden initiative, and we benefit from some of the fresh vegetables & fruit grown there in our school meals! Follow and support @UNGHometownHarvest on Facebook & Instagram. Check us out as part of the GPB's broadcasts Fork in the Road , June '22 as well as Farm Monitor, September '20.

Thank you and please contact us with any addition questions or concerns:

Julie Knight-Brown, School Nutrition Director,

Mary Grizzle, School Nutrition Assistant, 

(706) 864-3611

56 Indian Drive, Dahlonega, GA 30533

Civil Rights information, Language and Disability Assistance information, , Justice for All-Child Nutrition Programs.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

HHD local grown pickled okra on the salad bars!

Hometown Harvest Dahlonega local grown & pickled okra! Aug '22.

HHD tomatoes, fall '22

Delicious Hometown Harvest Dahlonega tomatoes on our salad bars!

Homemade Pico, LCHS, Fall '22

Home made Pico de gallo at LCHS, Fall '22.

Side Salad special mix!

Special Side Salads!