Mission & Vision

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School Nutrition

BCS has a goal to improve the nutritional quality of each child’s diet. Our 45 schools provide an opportunity for optimal learning and good health by providing high quality food, excellent service and good nutrition at a reasonable cost. The School Nutrition Department works closely with teachers and parents to foster healthy eating habits among our youth. We understand the importance of children developing a lifetime of healthy eating habits.


Our mission is to provide each student with a safe, well balanced, nutritious and affordable meal. We provide nutrition education and promote healthy eating habits. We provide healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks so that the students of Buncombe County Schools are ready to engage in the learning environment that prepares all students to become responsible citizens in a diverse, global society.


Assisting all students to realize their potential in a rapidly changing, diverse, global society by providing healthy food for building their foundation.


  • A hungry child cannot learn.

  • All students will have the opportunity to participate in the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program.

  • Students will be allowed to apply for and participate in the Free and Reduced Meal Benefits Program with the knowledge that the families' information will remain confidential.

  • We recognize the vital relationship of nutrition and education.

  • We offer nutritious meals at breakfast and lunch with friendly service by qualified staff observing high sanitation and safety standards, utilizing cost-effective management practices, and following the School Nutrition Program guidelines.

  • Diversity enriches our School Nutrition program through the recognition of the different cultures.

For more information, call 828-255-5932.

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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‐

  2. Fax: (202) 690‐7442; or

  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.