Food Services

The vision of the South-Western City School District Food Service Department includes well-nourished students prepared for learning. the mission includes providing healthy meals in an environment where children achieve overall wellness and lifelong success. For more information, please visit our Food Services Website.

The School Day Just Got Healthier

Kids' Safe Healthful Foods Project

Tray Talk: Communities for Healthy School Meals

Beyond PB&J: Cooking with Kids

Free and Reduced Lunch Program Information

Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Applications 

- Apply today!

It is that time of year again to complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application! For many families, they wonder if they qualify and for some that believe they do not qualify…sometimes they are surprised that they do end up qualifying and avoid unnecessary costs and meal debt in the process. As a rule of thumb, we suggest “it does not hurt to apply!” Free and Reduced-Price  Meal Applications need to be completed annually each school year. 

Free and Reduced-Price Lunch eligibility is determined annually at the federal level using a sliding scale based upon a household’s combined income. Once a family qualifies, they receive either Free or Reduced-Price breakfast and lunch. Additionally, qualifying families are eligible for academic fee waivers for school supplies. 

To Apply head to the link here: 

More incentives to Apply

During summer 2023, the State of Ohio released its new two year budget bill which included the provision for the state to cover the cost of reduced-price breakfast and lunch for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

Those families that qualify for reduced-price breakfast and lunch will receive these meals at no cost this year; however, a new application must be completed in order to be eligible to qualify. 

The District strongly encourages families to complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application to determine if your household qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch - even if you think you do not qualify.