Food and Dietary Services

Karen Wells, Director of Food Services
Karen Wells
Director of Food Service


About Perkins Food Service

The goal of the Child Nutrition and Food Services Department is to provide healthy, nutritious lunches and model good eating habits, enabling ALL students to concentrate, participate, and learn to their full potential. Research shows that students who choose healthy meals are able to learn more effectively. Our 20-member, professional food service staff prepares healthy meals daily, cares deeply about our students, and is an important part of our students’ educational success. 

Lunch & Menus

Links to the school menu for each building can be found here. 
Each lunch tray includes a protein and grain or bread (entrée), a serving of fruit, a serving of vegetables, and a half pint of milk. While we hope that you will encourage your student to try school lunch, students are allowed to buy lunch and refuse one or two choices provided on the tray lunch. The elementary buildings offer peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a cheese stick, or the sandwich of the week, as an alternative to the daily entrée. Meadowlawn offers bottled water, juice, fruit, and items on the daily menu for purchase a la carte. Half pints of milk are available for students who choose to pack their lunches. High School and Middle School students have a choice of three to five daily entrée choices, plus a variety of fruits and vegetables. A salad bar, baked potato bar, taco bar, nacho bar, and deli bar are also available on alternating days.
Students in grades K-8 buying a tray lunch must choose a fruit or vegetable. High school students buying a tray lunch must take a minimum of a half cup of either a fruit or vegetable.

Free Meals Continue In 2021-2022

The free breakfasts and lunches program, which began in the 2020-2021 school, will continue through the 2021-2022 school year. All students, regardless of income level, can get their breakfasts and lunches free each school day. Students must take the full meal, which includes three of the five components of a meal – a meat or meat alternative, bread or pasta, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable, and milk. If a fruit or vegetable are not taken, the students' accounts will be charged à la carte prices.
For breakfast, each plate must have at least three items and one item must be a fruit. Four items must be offered to students each breakfast. If the plate does not contain these items, the student will be charged à la carte pricing; if more than four components are taken, students will be charged à la carte pricing.