Welcome to the School Nutrition Program

"Learning to eat right is just part of the education" process

The School Nutrition Program serves Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Supper in all five schools and satellites Breakfast and Lunch to Burke County Academy of Success, the Life Center and Early Head Start.

Burke County Public Schools participate county-wide in a program that is intended to encourage students to enjoy wholesome, nutritious meals at school while eliminating paperwork for parents.  The program, called the Community Eligibility Provision, or CEP, is funded by the US Department of Agriculture as a means of ensuring students get the food they need to do their best at school. Studies show that when students are hungry, they are often distracted in the classroom, they are absent from school more often and score lower on standardized tests.  This new Federally-funded program will allow all students attending Burke County Public Schools to receive breakfast and lunch at school at no cost to the student or their household, and no school meals application is required. 

School Nutrition is Feeding during this Emergency School Closure Starting Wednesday, March 19

Meals will be delivered according to the regular bus routes.

Contact the Transportation Department for the nearest bus stop to your home.  

If you are unable to get to a bus stop you can pick up meals at Blakeney Elementary School from 10-12.   Students must be present to pick up meals.   

The School Nutrition Program is currently applying for a USDA Waiver to get reimbursement for the meals starting Wednesday, March 19 - Wednesday, March 25th when our application with the Summer Food Service Program was approved.  We were approved for reimbursement for meals starting March 25, 2020, but actually started serving meals on Wednesday, March 19th the day that Governor closed all Georgia Schools.  USDA is given the authority to waive certain provisions and we feel like under this emergency closure this would qualify as one of them.  If the public has any questions about this waiver they can contact Donna S. Martin, Director of School Nutrition Programs at 706-554-5393 or email me at dmartin@burke.k12.ga.us  




Mission Statement: As a partner in education, the Burke County School Nutrition Program's mission is to contribute to a successful academic experience and encourage a lifetime of healthy eating. The program provides each student with nutrition education and meals that are nutritious, appealing, and served by caring professionals in a pleasant environment.

Effective July 1, 2014, USDA, under The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, will be implementing the Smart Snacks in School standards. The new nutrition standards will build on the already healthy changes we have made in school meals and snacks by replacing junk foods with healthier snack options. Please refer to the link below, "Smart Snack Guidelines", to review the new standards. Also please check out the new Smart Snack Calculator to determine whether your snack meets the Nutrition Guidelines.
To get ideas of healthy food items for youth please visit the  Smart Snacks Planner!

Central Office Burke County Public Schools
789 Burke Veterans Parkway
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Fax 706-554-5655

Donna S. Martin, Ed.S., R.D., L.D.
Director, School Nutrition Program

Daphne Callison
School Nutrition Program Secretary

Delia Peel School
Nutrition Program Bookkeeper

Burke County High School
grades 9-12
Annette Hankerson, Manager
Kim Waters,Assistant Manager
1057 Burke Veterans Parkway
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Office 706-554-6691
Lunchroom 706-554-8090

Burke County Middle School
grades 6-8
Malinda Mitchell,Manager
Lakeisha Gordon, Assistant Manager
200 Southside Drive.
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Office 706-554-3532
Lunchroom 706-554-8085

Blakeney Elementary School
grades 3-5
Crystal Davis, Manager
Benita Brown, Assistant Manager
100 Olympia Drive
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Office 706-554-2265
Lunchroom 706-554-8045

Sardis Girard Alexander Elementary School
grades PK-5
Joanne Hilton, Manager
1265 Charles Perry Blvd.
Sardis, GA
Office 478-569-4432

Waynesboro Primary School
grades PK-2
Doris Hilton,Manager
Shalonda Bostic, Assistant Manager
352 Southside Drive.
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Office 706-554-5125
Lunchroom 706-554-2357

Early Head Start
8 weeks-3years
Allison Lairscy
School Nutrition Coordinator
 518 College Street Suite A
Waynesboro, GA 30830
Office 706-554-2306

USDA Non-Discrimination 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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html 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: intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


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