Food Services

News & Announcements

Nearly 1 out of every 5 kids in Kentucky will struggle with hunger during their childhood. That’s 20% of all Kentucky children who live in a household struggling to put food on the table. The mission of KY Kids Eat is to end childhood hunger in Kentucky by connecting kids to healthy food 365 days a year. KY Kids Eat create partnerships with state, federal, non-profit and private resources across Kentucky to end childhood hunger.

For more information, visit the KY Kids Eat website at
Fresh fruits and vegetables are available at Black Mtn., Cawood Elem., Cumberland Elem., Evarts Elem., Green Hills Elem., James A. Cawood Elem., Rosspoint Elem., and Wallins Ele. at no charge!
Physical Activity & Achievement - Schools play a crucial role in influencing physical activity behaviors. Sound curriculum, policies, and facilities create an environment encouraging students and staff to engage in a variety of physical activity opportunities. Evidence supports a correlation between test scores and the physical well-being of students.

Please view the following for additional information and to learn more about the many programs we offer!

- Nutrition and Physical Activity Report Card, Healthy Schools Assessment Report
- Wellness Summary and Recommendations
- Student Welfare and Wellness Policy
MySchoolBucksTM is an online system that will allow you to make deposits into your student’s school meal accounts, view account balances, create payment reminders and review purchase history, all in one secure online location.

With their mobile app, you can make payments on-the-go, check balances, view purchases, and more! To get started, simply visit the MySchoolBucks website at or contact us for more information!
Harlan County Public Schools has announced its policy for serving meals to students under the National School Lunch/Breakfast, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable, and At Risk Programs for the 2023-2024 school year. All students will be served lunch, breakfast, snack, supper and fresh fruit OR vegetable (FFVP pending receiving Federal Grant to all elementary schools highlighted in the media release) at no charge under CEP (Community Eligibility Provision).

Harlan County Public Schools will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Harlan County High School, Black Mountain Elementary, Cawood Elementary, Cumberland Elementary, Evarts Elementary, Green Hills Elementary, James A. Cawood Elementary, Rosspoint Elementary, and Wallins Elementary will offer healthy meals every summer school day at NO COST to all enrolled students and children age 18 and younger for school year 2022-2023. Students and all community children age 18 and younger will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application. For more information, you may call Jack Miniard, Food Service Director at 606-573-4330 ext. 2027 or e-mail at