Food Service

Welcome to 探花精选's Child Nutrition Program

Photo of Annette Marchbanks

Annette Marchbanks

School Lunch Director

Elizabeth Corrigan

Elizabeth Corrigan

Cook Manager

May Wicks

Mary Wicks

Clerk II

Summer Meal Program for 2024

This summer, the 探花精选 will once again provide free meals to children. The summer meal program will be held five days a week at locations throughout the district.

For 2024, meals must be consumed ON-SITE (meals can no longer be picked up and taken home). The summer meal program will be held at three locations:

探花精选 Elementary (910 Second Street)

  • Dates: July 1 to August 23 (Monday - Friday)
  • Breakfast: 9 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12:30 to 1 p.m.

Chestnut Hill Middle (204 Saslon Park Drive)

  • Dates: July 8 to August 2 (Monday - Friday)
  • Breakfast: 8:30 to 9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Soule Road Complex (8338 & 8340 Soule Road)

  • Dates: July 8 to August 16 (Monday - Friday)
  • Breakfast: 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Please check your e-mail and the LCSD Web site for service time updates throughout the summer.

Any child 18 years of age and under may participate in the summer meal program. There are no income eligibility or residency guidelines and registration is not required. Paid for through federal government funding, the program does not impact local taxes.

For more information contact the LCSD Food Service Department at 315-622-7172.

Lunch Prices for 2023-2024 - Breakfast and Lunch Are Free!

The 探花精选 Food Service Program is pleased to announce that all district schools will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) grant program during the 2023-2024 school year.

Beginning the first day of school (September 7), EVERY STUDENT ENROLLED IN THE DISTRICT will receive one free breakfast and one free lunch each school day regardless of the family’s household income. Milk is free with a full meal. This program is for students ONLY.

The free breakfast and lunch will be added to every student’s “My School Bucks” account each day. Once those meals have been claimed, students have the ability to purchase additional items. Purchasing just milk will cost 70 cents, and an extra lunch entree will cost $2.25. All full second meal will cost $3.00 for elementary and middle school students and $3.20 for high school students. Smart snacks also will be available for purchase.

Nourishing the Minds of the Future One Tray at a Time

The heart of the school beats in the kitchen, where education, nutrition, and customer service unite to enhance and inspire our future leaders: the students.

探花精选 values the connection between nutrition and student performance. Studies show that students who are well nourished have increased attendance, better grades, and are able to concentrate and perform at higher standards. Our school lunches are affordable, convenient and healthy!

The 探花精选 Child Nutrition program adheres to the provisions of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which calls for adding more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fat free milk products to school meals.

Charging Policy:  

Student meals must be paid for at the time of purchase. However, in the instance that a student's account is depleted or they have forgotten their lunch money, a full meal of their choice will be offered and their account will be charged. Charges are expected to be paid back in full. Unpaid meal charges place a large financial burden on the District. The intent (see Superintendent's Regulation 5660) is to establish procedures to address unpaid meal charges in a way that does not stigmatize or embarrass students. Parent/guardians will be notified when student's account balance is exhausted and has accrued excessive charges. If you feel that you qualify for free or reduced meals and or need assistance, please call Food Service at 315-622-7172.