Student Meals

Research shows students perform better academically when they are nourished and healthy. In partnership with our food services provider, Sodexo, YCSD ensures students are offered a variety of nutritious school meals in accordance with the USDA School Lunch, Breakfast and Commodity Food programs.

Students may pay for lunches on a daily or weekly (5-day and 4-day weeks only) basis. Lunch prices are posted in the cafeteria. Free or reduced price lunches are available (upon application and approval) to students whose family income falls within federally established guidelines. Only approved food and drink items will be sold to elementary school students. Neither the cafeteria nor the school can accept lunch charges. Students may not leave school grounds during lunch.

2024-25 Prices

  Breakfast Lunch
Elementary School $1.85 $2.95
Middle/High School $1.95 $3.05
Adult $2.30 $3.80
Reduced Price $0.30 $0.40
Milk $0.65 $0.65


York County School Division contracts with Sodexo to manage the Food Service Program, which includes breakfast and lunch in all our schools. Breakfast and lunch menus can be found on the Nutrislice website.

Free & Reduced Meal

Applications for free and reduced-price meals are distributed to parents at the beginning of the school year. Applications also may be requested at any time from any school.

Payment Options

York County School Division has implemented an online payment service that will give parents additional information about their child's school cafeteria account.

With the service, MySchoolBucks, parents have the option of paying online or continuing to pay by cash or check at the school. In each instance, parents may use the service to monitor balances and set up email alerts when balances are low. Parents also can view what their children are purchasing each day. Is your child spending his lunch money quickly? Through MySchoolBucks, parents can place restrictions on a la carte items to limit spending.

If you have questions about MySchoolBucks, visit their online frequently asked questions section.

Please make checks out to the school your child attends. In the memo section, include the child's name and student ID.

Nutrition Standards

YCSD participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) which provides state and federal subsidies for breakfasts and lunches served in the schools. In return for this subsidy, the district must serve meals that meet the NSLP nutrition and portion guidelines.

The USDA has implemented new Nutrition Standards for school meals, starting with the 2012-13 school year. These new requirements build on the commitment the division has already made to provide more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthier main dishes in our cafeterias. Now is a great time for students to choose school lunch! Resources are available in every school cafeteria to help students, and parents, understand these new requirements.

We are partnered with Envision Payment Solutions for the recovery of returned checks. If your check is dishonored by the bank, a service fee will be assessed in accordance with state law. In providing a check as payment, you authorize electronic representment if your check should return unpaid. Also, you authorize service charges and processing fees as allowed by state law to be debited from the same account via paper draft or electronic funds transfer. Envision can be contacted at 877-290-5460.

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