Child Nutrition Program

Serving up Happy & Healthy in Aiken County Public Schools

Paying Online for A-La-Carte Specialty Items

  • Through CEP, all students will enjoy one breakfast and one lunch at no cost. However, should a student wish to purchase an à la carte specialty item such as Hershey’s ice cream or chips, which will be offered in all cafés, cash in hand or funds available in the student’s Meal Payments Portal will be needed.

    Our Meal Payments Portal, TITAN Family Portal, has been upgraded to LINQ Connect. Login information for families already using TITAN Family Portal will be transferred over to LINQ Connect, so, for existing users, there will be no need to set up a new username and password.

    LINQ Connect will allow families to set up one-time or recurring payments, set spending limits, transfer funds between students, set low-balance notifications, and more.

    Because payment will be needed for those specialty items at the time of service, students will not acquire new lunch debt beginning this year. 

    Visit LINQ Connect's FAQ page for additional information. 

Nondiscrimination Statement

  • In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

    To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

    1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

    2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

    3. email:
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

    Nondiscrimination Statement (NDS)


Upcoming Events

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2023-2024 Program

  • For the 2023-2024 school year, Aiken County Public Schools will have a revamped School Food Service Program! We are excited for our partnership with Chartwells and for our cafeteria staff members to work alongside Chartwells' chefs to introduce new healthy and nutritious menu options to our students.

    Families do not need to complete a meal application. All Aiken County Public Schools qualify to participate in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) and all students will have the opportunity to receive a delicious breakfast and lunch at no cost while school is in session. 

    Access ACPSD's Public Media Release regarding the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) by clicking here.

    Acceda al comunicado de prensa público de ACPSD sobre el programa de elegibilidad comunitaria en español haciendo clic aquí.

Adult Meal Pricing

  • Teachers and staff, as well as visiting parents/guardians and guests are invited (and encouraged) to dine in our cafes.

    While all students are able to enjoy a no-cost breakfast and lunch each day school is in session through our district-wide utilization of the Community Eligibility Provision, adult meal pricing is set by the USDA and South Carolina Department of Education and is $3.10 for breakfast and $4.85 for lunch