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OCS School Nutrition Services Summer Food Services Program


OCS Summer Meals 2024


Orange County Schools Summer Meals Program 2024



From June 17 to July 26, OCS School Nutrition Services will be offering meals for families with children aged 18 and under as part of the Summer Meals Program.

Families can either:

  1. Receive hot meals at two open feeding sites or 
  2. Pick up five-day meal boxes at three different locations.  

Children DO NOT need to be enrolled in Orange County Schools to participate. Read below for more details.


Hot Meal Open Feeding Sites

  • Efland Cheeks Community Center

    • June 17th to July 13th 
    • Monday–Friday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
    • No service on June 19, July 4th and 5th 

  • Cedar Grove Community Center 

    • June 10th to July 3rd 
    • Monday–Thursday, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 
    • No service on June 19 


Five-Day Meal Box Pickup:

Please click here to register for pickup.

Each five-day meal box includes five breakfast meals and five lunch meals. Boxed meals may be in frozen, precooked, and shelf-stable form with instructions included to prepare food safely.

Pickup for the meal boxes will start June 17 and will end July 26. This is a grab-and-go pickup. You will not need to come into the building. Please review pickup details below.  

NOTE: Any students in summer camp/programs with Orange County Schools, Union Grove Methodist Church, Cedar Grove Community Center, or Efland Community Center are not eligible to participate in the five-day meal box program while they are already receiving summer meals.

  • New Hope Elementary School:

    • 1900 New Hope Church Rd, Chapel Hill, NC, 27514
    • Monday pickup, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Location: Near the cafeteria loading dock 
  • Pathways Elementary School:

    • 431 Strouds Creek Rd, Hillsborough, NC 27278
    • Tuesday pickup, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
    • Location: Near the cafeteria loading dock 
  • Gravelly Hill Middle School:

    • 4801 W Ten Rd, Efland, NC 27243
    • Wednesday pickup, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. 
    • Location: Covered area at the back of school.
      • Enter through the soccer complex entrance.


Additional Information for Any Child in North Carolina, from the NC Department of Public Instruction:


Find Free, Appealing, Nutritious Summer Meals for Children 18 and Younger 

  • nc_summer nutrition prog Do you need help finding food for your child? To find the sites nearest you:  Text FOOD to 304-304 and provide your full address, zip code or city.

    You will receive a text back with the location of the closest meal sites and serving times.
    You can also call 2-1-1 to speak with an operator 24/7 who can help locate meal sites and other resources. 

    Spanish Translation: 

    ¿Necesita ayuda para encontrar alimentos para su hijo? Envíe un mensaje de texto a COMIDA al 304-304. Se le pedirá que introduzca su dirección. Recibirá un mensaje de texto con la ubicación de los sitios de comida y los horarios de servicio más cercanos. También puede llamar al 2-1-1 para hablar con un operador las 24 horas los 7 días de la semana, que le puede ayudar a localizar sitios de comidas y otros recursos. 

  • Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (Spanish) to find summer meals. 

  • Use the NC Site Finder Map. 
    The NC Site Finder Mapis for families and the general public to find free nutritious meals for children in North Carolina. The map will be updated at least weekly during the traditional summer operating months (June - August).