Department Overview


    Our Mission is to enhance the educational process and to support the essential link between nutrition and education.  This is accomplished by preparing and serving nutritious, appealing meals that meet recommended dietary guidelines.  The Child Nutrition Staff will serve school meals in a positive, cheerful manner, while maintaining financial soundness and enhancing the educational experience for all students.  


    USDA Non-Discrimination Statement The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

    If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found at or at any USDA office, or call 866.632.9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202.690.7442 or email at

    Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800.877.8339; or 800.845.6136 (Spanish).

     USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.





  • Summer Feeding

Contact Information

  • Shelly Rhyne, Director 
    Child Nutrition Department
    2660 Maiden Hwy
    Lincolnton, NC 28092
    Fax:  704-736-1687