ARAMARK Corporation, the world leader in managed services, is delighted to be apart of the Charleston community. In our partnership with Charleston Community Unit School District, ARAMARK wants to make your student’s lunch experience enjoyable and nutritious. This will help to guide you through lunchroom policies and procedures for students at Charleston Schools.

 2014-2015 Meal Prices
Breakfast: Full -$1.25 Reduced $.30
Adult – $1.60
Lunch: Full - $2.20 Reduced - $.40
Adult – $2.60
Extra Entrée - $1.65
Extra Milk - $.40

Free and Reduced Meals
If you are the parent of a free or reduced student, or think you may be eligible, please contact your school office to find out how to apply. You MUST reapply at the beginning of each school year, as the prior year’s application is only valid for the first thirty (30) days of school.

We realize that morning can be hectic. Let us worry about breakfast so you don’t have to! Charleston Food Service has a breakfast program in all 6 of our schools. Students will be able to purchase breakfast upon their arrival and start the day off right by eating their most important meal of the day: a nutritious breakfast. Studies show that students who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on standardized tests, and have fewer behavioral problems in the classroom. So let us help your student start the day off right with breakfast.

Charleston Food Service offers to its students a high quality lunch program that not only meet but exceed the new federal meal requirements that went into effect on July 1st, 2012.  At Ashmore, Carl Sandburg, and Mark Twain Schools, 3 entrée choices are offered daily.  At Jefferson and Charleston Middle School 5 entrées are offered each day including a freshly made salad and deli sandwich.  At the newly


renovated Charleston High School UBU (You, Be, You) cafeteria even more entree' choices are available including a daily Mexican special and a "made to order" deli line.

An array of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables are offered daily at all locations as well. With our many entrees options available, there is always something for everyone!

Offer vs Serve
Charleston Schools utilizes an Offer vs. Serve (OVS) meal system. The system is designed to decrease food waste and give students greater flexibility in choosing what to eat for school breakfast or lunch. Under this system: at lunch students must take at least 3 of the 5 components of the meal, one of which MUST be a fruit or a vegetable. If a student declines food items the cost of the meal will still be priced the same.

Snacks and Beverages
Charleston Food Service sells a variety of snacks and beverages ala carte at Jefferson Elementary School and at the middle and high school age level. A limited amount of beverages and/or snacks are available at the younger age level. In addition to a well-balanced meal, students in those buildings may purchase snack items during breakfast and lunch. Snacks are offered as a supplement to student lunches, not as an alternative to a nutritious meal. Beverage and snack prices range from $.40 to $2.00. All of the products offered meet USDA guidelines for ala carte snacks and beverages. If you prefer that your student not purchase these items click here and fill out the form. Once complete, please return it to your school office.


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