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Welcome to the Department of Food & Nutrition Services!

Sally Rathje Photo- Director of Food Service
Sally Rathje,
Director of Food Service
74 W. William Street
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: 740-833-1866
Fax: 740-363-0093
Delaware City Schools Nutrition Services department now offers FREE Meals!
     The United States Department of Agriculture has extended FREE meal benefits to all students through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Students may receive one free breakfast and one free lunch meal while at school through the end of May, 2021.
     Take home meals are now offered to students who are learning online during a school day and not in-person at school. Please click the link below to order your take home meals!
Meal pick up for remote learning academy is every Wednesday from 11:30am-12:00pm in front of the Willis building. You will receive a week's worth of meals for the days school is in session. For Hybrid Learners, take home meals are sent home with the student on their last day of Hybrid in-person learning for that week and will include meals for the days students are at home doing remote learning.
Temporary Funds available for those who qualify for P-EBT Cards!
What is included in a Full Lunch?

New Guidelines

A school lunch includes all five food components; Entree item with protein and carbohydrate choice, 2 vegetables, a fruit selection and milk. High School students may select up to 2 fruit choices. All students must take at least one serving of a fruit or vegetable with their meal.

School Meal Facts
Lunch Applications for free or reduced benefits for the 2020/2021 school year are now available online by clicking on the button, MySchool Apps at the top left of this page. Paper applications are available to download on the Applications tab of this page or at school buildings, the Willis Education Center or by emailing a request for an application at  
Refunds of Lunch Money: If you are moving out of district, or if you have a student who has graduated, you may request a refund for the remaining funds on the lunch account. Please contact the food service department at

Lunch Account Charge Policy
Delaware City Schools will allow students to charge for meals up to a maximum dollar amount. Click here to view the full meal charge policy.