Jan Williams, SNS
Nutritional Services Director
Welcome to the Nutritional Services Page!
We are happy to serve your child, providing the nourishment they need to succeed in school!
Empower Students by supporting their education through healthy meal options.
Engage our Community through partnerships that assist us in ensuring all students, regardless of economic abilities, have access to Healthy Meals. This creates Endless Possibilities for our students, staff and community!
Summer Lunch Opportunities
USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder Link here
Families can use this tool to find directions to nearby sites as well as hours of operation and contact information.
Also, the USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS:
Meal applications can be downloaded under ‘DOCUMENTS’ on the right-hand side of our Nutritional Services webpage or can be completed online at payschoolscentral.com. A new application must be filled out each year, available on July 1, 2020. There is a 30 day carryover period for last year’s meal status that will expire on September 30, 2020, so a new application will need to be completed before that date.
If you have lost your job or have experienced a reduction in pay, please complete a free/reduced application, as you may qualify for meal benefits. Applications can be filled out at any time of the year.
FREE Meals through May 2022
The USDA has extended its “Summer Serve” food program through May 2022. This means that breakfast and lunch meals will be available to ALL students grades PreK through 12 each school day at no cost to families.
Per the USDA and federal food service programs, this includes complete meals only. Individual items will be charged accordingly. For example: If a student chooses to buy only milk (or extra milk), it will cost fifty cents. However, if a student orders a full meal that includes milk, the meal is at no cost to the student.
We still need families to complete free and reduced lunch applications for the 2021-22 school year. LCSD receives funding from the state and federal governments to support the needs of low-income students beyond the cafeteria and into the classroom. Those requesting a school fee waiver must have a current, qualifying application on file. Applications are available online at https://payschoolscentral.com/.
Leopard Virtual Academy families only may order and pick up meal bundles that include 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches at no cost each week school is in session. Our pickup day is Thursday from 5-6 pm behind Louisville Elementary School at door 11. Virtual academy parents must sign up for this service at https://tinyurl.com/LVAmealrequest by Sunday. If your virtual academy student is already signed up, there is no need to again.
Breakfast grades Preschool – 12: No Charge
Lunch grades Pre-K-12: No Charge
Reduced Lunch - No Charge
Extra Milk $0.50
Adult lunch - $3.75
Adult breakfast prices - $2.00
Pick All 3 for Free
In the 2021-2022 school year we will once again be able to provide every child in Louisville, grades Preschool through 12, with breakfast and lunch at absolutely no cost! The “no-cost” only applies to full meals. All a la cart purchases, including milk purchases, must be paid for at the current a la cart pricing.
Packing Lunch? Your child can supplement their packed lunch for free by choosing 3 meal items: milk, a veggie and a fruit. Our food service staff will be happy to help your child supplement their lunch! The District is only able to provide free meals, with milk, if the meals meet the USDA requirements outlined above.
How to put money on your child’s account:
You may send in a check or cash with your child that will be deposited into their personal meal account. Please consider putting enough money in to cover two weeks or the month, or as much as you wish to put in. The money will stay in your child’s account until they use it, and will follow them as they change buildings. They will access their accounts via a unique pin number.
Additionally, our Point of Sale system is set-up to take credit/debit cards and electronic checks via PaySchools Central found at https://payschoolscentral.com and can be quickly accessed by clicking on the PaySchools Central button on the right. Simply set up an account for your child(ren) using their PIN (student ID) number. This system will allow you to view purchases, add money to their account, schedule automatic payments and send you email reminders of your child’s account balance if you wish. This is the same system you would use to make School Fee Payments as well. Please put at least $25.00 in your child’s account to minimize transaction fees. You do not have to pay online to view your child’s account. Click on the "PaySchools Central" link on the right for more information or you can call their Hot Line at 1-877-393-6628.
Louisville City School District participates in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. Our staff of Kitchen Managers, Cooks and Food Service Workers have been trained in ServSafe Food Handling guidelines, as well as COVID-19 related trainings that were done over the school closure at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. These COVID-19 training were specific to understanding the virus, transmission and the implications in food service and the best practices to prevent cross-contact and cross-contamination. Our staff is highly trained and dedicated to ensuring food safety protocols and the safety of all students and staff (our customers) is maintained. Each of our kitchens has two to six team members who have had additional training and have been Certified in Food Protection through the Ohio Department of Health.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.