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.

 2017-2018 Meal Prices
Breakfast: Full -$1.40 Reduced $.30
Adult – $1.75
Lunch: Full - $2.45 Reduced - $.40
Adult – $2.85
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 a high quality lunch program to its students that not only meet but exceed the new federal meal requirements that went into effect on July 1st, 2012.  At the elementary buildings multiple hot and cold entree choices are offered.  At Charleston Middle School an array of entree options are available including a freshly made salad and deli sandwich. At the newly renovated Charleston High School cafeteria even more entree


choices are available including a very popular "made to order" deli line.  Vegeterian options are available daily at all buildings as well. 

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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