Meals for Students

  • Continuing through the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, all students throughout the district will have access to free breakfast and lunch, served at school. 

    The USDA recently announced the extension of the waiver that allowed school districts to provide free meals through the end of the upcoming school year, 2021-2022. NKC Schools will continue to provide meals, free of charge, to all students through our cafeterias on site. 

    Students attending school virtually are welcome to pick up a free meal at their school cafeteria, during scheduled meal times, for free, using their student ID number. Please check with your child’s school for meal times. Parents can pick up meals for their children, using their child’s student ID number. Parents with children at multiple schools can pick up all of their children’s meals at one school. At this time, everyone on campus, including those picking up meals, must wear a face mask.

    NKC Schools pledges to serve as Champions for All Students. Should you have an additional need during this time, please start by contacting your building principal or reach out to us via our Let's Talk system. If your family has specific needs concerning mobility or illness, please contact your building's School Community Resource Specialist. Additional community resources are also available.


    Free & Reduced Price Meal Program

    Families should still apply for the free and reduced price meal program to ensure discounts on for other programs, including testing. A new free and reduced price meals application must be completed each year, after July 1. Apply for free or reduced price meals here: More information is available here.

Current Food Supply Challenges

  • North Kansas City Schools, along with school districts across the country, is facing challenges in sourcing food for school meals. The district's largest vendors have dropped us as a customer. NKC Schools’ commitment to serve healthy, delicious meals has not changed. Even with our offers of support, vendors are unable to meet our needs as we seek to serve 16,000 meals each day. This may impact your student's meal service. See our September 15 communication to families for further details.

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