• 2024 Summer School: Nutrition Services

    Our mission is for all children of Columbia Public Schools to be in optimal health.  Our vision is for all students and staff of Columbia Public Schools to have access to fresh, flavorful, and nutritious meals daily while promoting local sustainability.

    Nutrition Services participates in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP). Nutrition Services would like to share updated information with our families concerning student meals. Free and reduced-price meals are available for students whose families qualify based on federal standards. To apply for benefits, please complete the meal benefit application.

    The 2023-2024 Meal Benefit eligibility is only effective through June 30, 2024. A new application must be completed for the 2024-2025 school year.

    Learn more about the Breakfast and Lunch Program. 

    Meal Prices for Summer 2024

    Student Breakfast









    Student Lunch

    Full-Price Grades K – 5


    Full-Price Grades 6 - 12






    Due to our participation in NSLP and SBP, Columbia Public Schools can offer free breakfast and lunch to every student enrolled at many of our schools during summer school.  Some students do not qualify for free or reduced meals but are still in need of assistance.  Please click here if you would like to donate to our Lunch for Learners fund. All proceeds go towards paying for unpaid student meals only.    

    The following schools provide free breakfast and lunch for all students in attendance for summer school only:  

    Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary
    Elliot Battle Elementary
    Blue Ridge Elementary
    Cedar Ridge Elementary
    Center for Early Learning North 
    Derby Ridge Elementary
    Locust Elementary 
    Midway Heights Elementary
    New Haven Elementary
    Parkade Elementary
    Mary Paxton Keeley Elementary
    Russell Blvd. Elementary 
    Shepard Blvd. Elementary
    West Blvd. Elementary

    Lange Middle School
    Jefferson Middle School
    Smithton Middle School
    West Middle School

    Battle High School 
    Hickman High School

    School meal questions? Please contact Nutrition Services at lunch@cpsk12.org, call 573-214-3480, or view the Nutrition Services’ website at https://www.cpsk12.org/nutrition 

    Have a wonderful summer,

    Nutrition Services Department


    Contact Us

    Columbia Public Schools
    1818 West Worley Street
    Columbia, MO 65203
    Phone:  (573) 214-3480
    Fax:  (573) 214-3425