Racial and Ethnicity Data Collection 8-17-23

Free summer meals

Summer Food Service Program

We’ve saved a place for you. Sit down and eat with us at Break for a Plate, where Alabama’s kids eat free – along with teens in our state – all summer while school is out. We have a table ready for you at a participating program site in your community. Just click on our Location Finder to see where your child or teen can continue to receive two free meals each day during the summer.

We encourage you to take the opportunity to provide your child or teen with free summer meals through the USDA Summer Food Service Program.

CNP notice update 7-19-2022

Spanish federal non-discrimination statement 2022

Child Nutrition Director

Emily Thornton

Emily Thornton
Child Nutrition Director 636-9955

  • My name is Emily Thornton. I am the Child Nutrition Director for Thomasville City Schools. I feel that the Child Nutrition Program is very important. "A hungry child will find it hard to concentrate on his/her education."

  • Each child has an account in the cafeterias. The student is given an identification number. When a parent sends money for meals the students' account is posted. Money for meals may be paid by the day, week, month, or year. When the student keys in his/her account number for each meal, his/her account will be credited. A daily history of transactions is maintained at each cafeteria office. You may feel free to check on your child's account.

  • Free and Reduced lunch forms are available at each school's main office.

Thomasville City Schools is concerned about the nutritious welfare of year round. To find the nearest location for nutritious summer meals in your area please access the www.breakforaplate website.

Then click on how to participate and it takes you to “Location Finder” where the Summer Food Service Program sites are listed by county. The link below takes you straight to the Location Finder.

Break for a Plate Alabama website

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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.