Free Meals Available To Students Over Summer

Johnston County Public Schools School Nutrition Services will be offering free meals during the summer months to children and teens 18 and younger through USDA Food and Nutrition Services.

Schools in Johnston County serving free summer meals include Cooper Elementary, Four Oaks Elementary, and Selma Elementary. All three locations will serve meals Monday-Thursday beginning June 11 through Aug. 9.

Adults in attendance with their child will have the option to purchase a lunch for $3.50. Breakfast adult pricing is à la carte.

Parents/students can find the location closest to them by visiting to, by texting FoodNC to 877-877, or call 1.866.3Hungry.

Location Days Open Hours Breakfast Lunch Address/Phone
Cooper Academy M,T,W,TH
8:00AM – 12:45PM 8:00AM – 9:00AM 11:30AM – 12:30PM 849 N Mial Street Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 553-0256
8:00AM – 12:30PM 7:30AM – 8:30AM 11:30AM – 12:30PM 301 E Main Street Micro, NC 27555
(919) 588-4300
West Smithfield Elementary M,T,W,TH
8:00AM – 1:00PM 7:30AM – 8:30AM 11:00AM – 12:00PM 2665 Galilee Road Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 989-6418

Summer meals are critical in the lives of millions of our nation’s youth, whose risk of food insecurity increases during the summer months when they don’t have access to the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. North Carolina Summer Nutrition Programs serve meals at no cost to children and teens, ages 18 and younger, at almost 3,000 locations across the state. When school is out, North Carolina Summer Nutrition Programs work with sponsors, local education agencies and community partners to help feed children and make sure these students are healthy and ready to learn when they return to school.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction School Nutrition Services administers the Summer Nutrition Program using federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Citizens and organizations interested in more information about getting involved as a site provider or volunteering at a summer meals site should contact NCDPI Summer Nutrition Programs Manager Cynthia Ervin.

USDA and NCDPI are equal opportunity providers and employers. Additional information regarding North Carolina School Nutrition Programs can be found on the School Nutrition Services website.