Cleveland City Schools is proud to provide nutritionally balanced meals for our students across the district. We know a proper meal is important for the overall development and success of students' educations. Cleveland City Schools' Nutrition Department offers healthy meal options to introduce students to a wide variety of healthy food options.

During the 2023-2024 school year, Cleveland City Schools will serve free meals to students. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the use of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), which allows local school districts to provide no-cost meals to all enrolled students for the duration of the 2023-24 school year.


Kathy Barry
Supervisor of School Nutrition

Stormy Vaughn
Field Manager

Marci Brokish
Administrative Assistant

After-School Supper Program

Cleveland City Schools is proud to provide an after-school supper program, or what we refer to as the 'Super Snack.'

Typically this meal is allowed to be served to students participating in after-school programs (YMCA, tutoring, etc). The serving time will vary slightly between schools, but it will typically be served within an hour after dismissal. These meals will only be available to those students participating in after-school programs. Unfortunately, we continue to experience delivery disruptions and supply chain shortages and cannot provide meals to every single student at the end of the day.

*Students and Families of Cleveland City Schools:

Our cafeteria staff is working hard to provide the menu items listed each day, but our vendors are continuing to face supply chain disruptions as well as labor shortages, and in turn causing delivery disruptions for the cafeterias. We apologize if the listed menu item isn’t available, and we appreciate your patience during this time.  Our focus will continue to be serving our students well, and providing them with the best meal options available.


*Breakfast and Lunch Meals will be served at no cost for all Cleveland City Schools students during School Year 2023-2024.

Parent Letter & Meal Prices: English or Spanish

Your school cafeteria offers a variety of meals to choose from daily for breakfast and lunch. Even if your children bring their lunch and want to buy an entrée ex: hamburger (which costs $2.00) have them pick up two other items ex: fruit & milk, and their meal will be at no charge.

The success of this program which will determine if it will be offered in future years, is dependent on the number of students eating breakfast & lunch (participation) in our schools. So please encourage your child to eat in the cafeteria. We will still be offering a variety of snacks for students to purchase. You may put money on their account for snack items and extra servings through PowerSchool or SchoolCafe. When funds are depleted from account, snack items cannot be charged. You can go to for 24/7 free access to your child’s account to see what they purchase and the balance of their account.

*(Another half cup of fruit has been added to breakfast for a total of 1 cup. Juice is served in ½ cup portions and either canned fruit in juice or fresh fruit is offered as the other ½ cup serving)

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the opportunity to pre-pay your child’s meal account to allow additional purchases to the school meal. Making a deposit helps our serving lines to move smoother and faster and your child does not have to look for cash that might get lost, stolen, or used for things other than cafeteria purchases. Online payments are an easy and safe way to make payments to your child’s meal account 24 hours a day at your convenience. Please note there is an additional charge of a.)$2.65 per $100 for deposits made with Debit / Credit Cards or b.) $1.00 per transaction, regardless of the amount for each transaction made with Direct Debits (eChecks).

Make payments in PowerSchool:

Cleveland City School Nutrition offers another valuable service through SchoolCafe. Registering for a SchoolCafe account will give you access to a number of benefits including purchase history and the opportunity to restrict snack purchases whether or not you choose to make a deposit transaction. provides access to what your child is purchasing so that you may help guide those decisions. This service may be limited while COVID-19 procedures and serving measures are in place. Click here to learn how to make payments in SchoolCafe.

Send Check or Cash

You may choose to bring money personally or send it to school with your child for meals. Please use either a letter sized envelope that you may download and print from the link below OR envelopes that are available, at no charge, in the school cafeteria. It is very important that you use one of these envelopes so that we have the information necessary to ensure that your money is deposited correctly. Download and Print Pre-Formatted #10 Envelope for Deposits.

Pin Pad Worksheet

This is a tool that teachers and parents alike can use to help their students with learning their lunch ID #’s. Key Pad Worksheet

Find more information regarding the Community Eligibility Provision which allows us to serve all of Cleveland City School students at no charge here:


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Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.