Food Services

 

Free Meals Ended

Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Pattonville has provided free meals for all students through the funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has been extended multiple times by Congress. That funding has expired, which means that free meals will no longer be available to all Pattonville students in the 2022-23 school year.  All families are required to apply starting August 2022 when the income guidelines change in order to be eligible for free/reduced meals throughout the whole school year of 2022-2023. Click here to apply!

Meal Eligibility Information

Complete a free/reduced meal application today! If the application is approved there are additional savings opportunities for the household. Check out our Meal Eligibility Webpage for all the information on the application and the ways you can save!

Free and Reduced Meal Application SY 22-23

Free and Reduced Letter to Parents 2022-2023

 

Meal Prices  SY 22-23

Breakfast: Free to all Students

Elementary Lunch: $2.75

Secondary Lunch: $2.90

 


 
Audrey Westrich
Director of Food Services - CHARTWELLS
2497 Creve Coeur Mill Road
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
(314) 213-8054

Other Department Contacts:
Julie Purviance, Food Service Coordinator
(314) 213-8054
 

About our program

Our job is to make sure that we serve healthy, well-balanced meals that students will enjoy eating, and truth be told, we love our job! We are dedicated to our community not only in a time of emergency but also moving forward. We are excited for this school year. From the chefs and dietitians who develop tasty recipes to the managers who select the best locally grown produce, to the cashiers and servers who greet our students every day, our team is excited to make eating at school a great experience. Make sure to check out your school café for delicious breakfast, lunch and snack options.  We want to hear from you! Please feel free to contact us at any time!
 

Check out the Menu Here

 

Nutrition

Our meals are planned to accommodate the average nutritional needs of students based on current USDA regulations and guidelines.  The food group components offered at breakfast are targeted to meet the Recommended Daily Allowance of nutrients (RDA) while the lunches meet 1/3 the RDA.  Efforts have been successful in reducing salt, sugar and fat in the Pattonville diet through the promotion of balance, moderation and variety.  Our "offer verses serve" system allows students to choose as few as three or as many as five of the offered food group components while still qualifying for the same student discount price and allowing for less waste.
 

Breakfast

Beginning  the  first  day  of  school,  breakfast  is  offered  to all students at no charge. Our goal is to encourage students to start their day with a nutritious breakfast.  Studies have also shown that in schools where breakfast is served, students are better prepared for learning.  They are more enthused to start class, show improved behavior, experience reduced visits to the nurse and show a general increase in composite math and reading percentile scores. The "grab n go" meal consists of an array of yogurts and milks, fruit and juice, cereal and bagels along with an assortment of hot entrees. Please encourage your children to participate.
 

Lunch

Student Approved favorites can be found throughout our menus. We have many new menu items planned for next year. We emphasize whole grains, lean meat and meat alternatives, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low fat milk. We are looking forward to incorporating produce from the Pattonville Youth Garden. Vegetarian options will be added regularly.
 

Payment

Checks and cash are accepted at all school locations prior to meal service.   Credit cards are accepted with a service fee of $2.50 through MySchoolBucks.com.  Follow the instructions for "new user. and if you experience any problems, please call the food service office at (314) 213-8054.
 
Pattovnille families are expected to maintain the funds in the child's meal account to purchase meals or a la carte items during meal services. We encourage the parent(s) and/or guardian(s) to set up MySchoolBucks alerts to send an automated email reminder when their child's account balance is low.
 

Negative Balance

Students must have a positive balance at the time of service in order to purchase a la carte items. Student's with a negative balance will not be allowed to charge a la carte items to their account.
 
Students who are eligible for free breakfast and lunch will not be denied a meal due to a negative balance, however, they will not be allowed to make a la carte or extra entree purchases until a payment is deposited where the balance covers the cost of the item. 
 
Every effort will be made by Pattonville Schools to keep parents/guardians informed regarding a negative meal account balance. When a student's account reaches -$15.00 (Negative $15.00), the student receives an alternative lunch, it is important to know that we are not removing a lunch from the student. What is being removed is the student's choice of entree, we would like our learning community to know that this is not something we want to do to our students. It is not the fault of the individual student; however, it is ultimately the responsibility of the parent/guardian to maintain a positive meal account balance so that their child can be provided their entree of choice during meal service. 
 
Government regulations separate students into three categories for reimbursements based on family income. At Pattonville, we do not charge students in the free or reduced category.  Income information is treated confidentially and applications are available above through the schools' office.

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Non Discrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
 
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filine_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the  information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (566) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA either 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
 
(2)      fax: (202) 690-7442
 
(3)      email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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11097 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Ann, MO 63074
(314) 213-8500

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