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Free meals for 2021-22 School year

The Park Hill School District participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast program, which is a UDSA (United States Department of Agriculture) program.  Currently, the USDA has approved a 2021-22 waiver which allows all enrolled students in the Park Hill School District to receive free breakfast and lunch daily while school is in session.  We have more details here


Nutrition Services Department Contact Information:
Phone - 816-359-4090
Fax - 816-359-4099
Park Hill Support Services Center
9501 N Seymour Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64153

Ronda McCullick, RD, LD - Director

Program Highlights:

SchoolCafe Online Parent Portal:
All enrolled students have a meal account in Park Hill.  Parents are encouraged to register for a SchoolCafe account, in which you would “attach” your student(s) to this account so that you may monitor their account balance, set low balance emails, set ala carte (snack) restrictions, apply for free or reduced meal benefits, or make payments to your student’s meal account(s).  Please note that the site is free to use, however if you make payments through this portal, the web company does charge a 4.75% fee per transaction.   To save this fee, parent/guardians are welcome to send cash or check (made payable to PH Nutrition Services or PHNS) to school with their student.  When doing so, we ask that the cash or check be placed in an envelope with the student’s name and “lunch” money marked on the outside.  Each cafeteria has a “mail slot” box on the wall that payments can be deposited in or can be handed to our Nutrition Services staff as the student goes through the breakfast or lunch line.

When registering for a SchoolCafe account, parents will need their student’s ID (“S”) number (5-digit number), minus the “S”.  This number can be found on Infinite Campus or by calling the Nutrition Services office at 816-359-4090.


Ala Carte (Snack, Bottled Drinks, Extra Entrees, etc.) items are available daily for students to purchase.  These snack items must meet the USDA’s Smart Snack requirements.  Students must have funds on their account to purchase ala carte items.  The district does not allow charging of ala carte.  Tuesday is ice cream day in the elementary schools and elementary students may purchase an ice cream novelty on that day only.

Free and Reduced Meal Benefits – we ask families that may qualify for the free and reduced program to please apply.  While the district is currently feeding all students a free breakfast and free lunch each day, those who qualify for free or reduced meals may be eligible for additional program benefits within the district.  

21-22 Application and Instructions.pdf

Meal Charge Policy – the following is the Park Hill School District policy regarding meal charges:

The Board promotes healthy, high-quality school meals, recognizing that students need adequate, nourishing food in order to learn, grow and maintain good health.   For the school year 2021-22 federal regulations will allow all students at Park Hill to receive free breakfast and lunch daily. 

Although breakfast and lunch are provided for free for the 2021-22 school year, ala carte foods and beverages as well as second meals require money on the student’s account or cash at the point of purchase.  À la carte snacks and beverages may not be charged. To accommodate students who wish to make these purchases, payment options include an online payment system ( that will take credit and debit cards, or cash and check payments may made at all school sites.  Parents may set an alert on that will notify them of a low or negative account balance.   

All outstanding negative student meal account balances will be identified so that payment may be made. 

  • Automated telephone calls are made weekly to notify parents of a negative balance.
  • Emails are sent weekly to notify parents of a negative balance.

    If charges continue without repayment:

  • Parent/guardian may be contacted by school staff to offer services or assistance as needed.

Employees are not allowed to charge meals and must provide payment at the time of service.

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 (including the district), 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 the 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 the 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  and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to the USDA and provide in the letter all 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 the USDA by mail:  

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

  2. Fax: 202-690-7442; or

  3. E-mail:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Lunch Entrees

Chicken Flatbread
Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Sticks
Chicken Tenders
Breaded Mozzarella Stick
Breaded Chicken Sandwich
Mini Corn Dogs
Mini Calzone Trio (Middle/High)
Personal Pizza

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