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Will the Government Shutdown impact ACS's School Nutrition Department?

Asheville City Schools has received many questions from our families asking how the government shutdown will impact our School Nutrition Department. 

Please understand that federal reimbursement for January, February and possibly March is secured and will be received by local educational agencies per the USDA’s policy memo.  Should the government shutdown continue through March into future months, ACS’s School Nutrition Department will sustain funding using School Nutrition Departmental reserves and district financial funds.  All students will continue to be fed during this period of time. 

We encourage all families to submit a new or updated meal application if they feel the need.  These can be found here.