• Manhattan Schools Food Service Program

    Head Cook

    284-3250 ext 210

    Important Lunch Announcement:  Beginning in August 2022, the Nutrition Services Department will change back to the way it operated before March 2020, with 3 options for lunch payments: Regular prices, Reduced prices and Free meals. If you have qualified for free & reduced meals in the past or if you are unsure if you qualify, please see the information on the Free & Reduced Lunch Application Page

    Qualifying for free or reduced meals not only helps families, it helps the school as well. A few examples are:
    • 30 day rollover on free/reduced meals for you for next School Year.
    • Resources for teachers, classrooms & students.
    • State & federal funding for school budgets.
    • Technology assistance
    • Only one person sees your application, it's very confidential & only takes a moment to complete! If you have questions, please call Mrs. Howells @ the elementary office!

    If your child brings a cold lunch from home and would like to purchase milk for their cold lunch, their account will be charged $.50 cents. Please make sure to deposit money into your children’s lunch accounts before the beginning of the school year. You can bring a check or cash to any of the three secretaries or you can deposit money online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  You can also print off and complete a free and reduced form from the website and bring it to Mrs. Howells after August 9th .

    If you have any questions about the F/R forms, please contact Cindy Howells, chowells@mhstigers.org. If you have questions pertaining to breakfast or lunch, please email Jill Thomas, jthomas@mhstigers.org.    


    Current Hot Lunch Prices

     Breakfast  Lunch
     K-6     $1.75  K-6     $2.65
     7-8      $1.75  7-8      $3.00
     9-12    $1.75  9-12    $3.25
    Extra Milk   $0.50 Extra Milk   $0.50
     Adults  $2.05  Adults   $4.00
    Reduced  $.30 Reduced $.40


    School Breakfast

    A great way to start your day is to stop by and enjoy a School Breakfast between 7:30 and 8:15 in the school lunchroom.  Prices are $1.75 for students, $0.30 for reduced breakfasts and $2.05 for adults.  

    Free and Reduced Lunch:

    Here is the link to the current Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application on the Office of Public Instruction website.  You will see the form and policy information in the left-hand column.  Applications are accepted all year but those that qualified for free or reduced last school year must fill out a new application each school year and return it to the school office before September 30.  Please read the instructions on the application carefully. We cannot approve an application that is not complete. If you have a question, please call the school office at 284-3250. Reduced lunch prices are $.40.

    School Wellness Policy 2510:

    The Manhattan District is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.  The School Wellness Policy 2510 was updated and board approved 8/16/2022.

    Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

    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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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.