School Nutrition Program

The Irwin County School Nutrition Program exists to promote lifetime wellness to Irwin County students and staff by serving meals that are high quality, nutritious, enjoyable, and economical. The school nutrition program participates in the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program.  All programs are regulated and funded by the the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) with the School and Community Nutrition Unit of the Georgia Department of Education overseeing the program administration.  We strive to help build healthy children ready to learn.

There are two operating school cafeterias, each supervised by the cafeteria manager.  All cafeteria managers are ServSafe Certified.  Currently the program employs approximately 16 workers who serve more than 325,000 meals per school year.  We offer breakfast and lunch at both sites.  USDA Child Nutrition guidelines and standards are followed in preparation and service of meals and we strive to follow the implementation plan of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.




Toll-Free School Safety Hotline

The 1-877-SAY-STOP toll-free hotline was created by the Georgia Department of Education. Students can anonymously report anyone who has a weapon, has threatened to bring a weapon to school, or has violated any other school safety rules. The hotline hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; after 5 p.m. all calls will be forwarded to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Callers will not be asked to reveal their identities. Make the call; you can make a difference!