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Food and Nutritional Services

David Jackson, executive director of operations
David Jackson, executive director of operations
Lisa Smith, director of food service
Lisa Smith, director of food service
Annette Brown, assistant director of food service
Annette Brown, assistant director of food service
Bonnie Scarth, administrative assistant/food service representative
Bonnie Scarth, administrative assistant/food service representative

Food Services works to provide nutritious and appetizing meals in a supportive and inviting atmosphere. Our department supports the education of children by promoting lifelong, healthy attitudes and eating habits by providing services in a clean, safe environment in a cost-effective manner.

Opaa! Food Management operates the School Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program, which incorporates locally grown farm-fresh fruits and vegetables and scratch cooking. We provide a wide variety of fresh, safe and nutritious choices to support a healthy learning environment.

Food Services is headquartered at Support Services, 202 W. Market in Andover. You can reach them at 316-218-4603.

Free meal program 

Starting Monday, Sept. 14, Andover Public Schools is offering free meals to all students through a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The free meal program will last until May 27, 2021 or when federal funds run out, whichever comes first.

Students who are attending school in-person can receive their free breakfast or lunch in the cafeteria like they normally would.

On days they are learning from home, students in a hybrid model learning may pick up breakfast and lunch from noon-1 p.m. Monday through Friday at these locations:

  • Andover Central High School loading dock, Door L

Parents may pick up meals for their students. No meal pick-up will be available on days when school is not in session. Meals are available only for Andover Public Schools students attending brick-and-mortar schools.

While meals will be free for now, we still encourage families who qualify to complete a free/reduced meal application form. This will prepare them for when this program ends, so they can continue to receive free or reduced meal prices and will also allow for other fee reduction opportunities. Applications can be completed online from the district website.

Any questions on the program or Child Nutrition Applications may be directed to Bonnie Scarth at

Meal account balances for 2020-21

Andover Public Schools will carry over meal account balances from the 2019-2020 school year into the 2020-21 school year. Any family wishing to request a refund of their student’s or students’ meal account balance should complete this form. Refunds may take four to six weeks to process.

Free and reduced meals

Families meeting certain income requirements may be eligible for free or reduced-cost meals. Click here to check your eligibility.

Click here to begin the application process online. Paper forms also are available at Support Services, 202 W. Market in Andover.

Please note: The consent of disclosure form does not need to be returned for your child to receive free or reduced-cost meals. However, if this form is not returned, you will still be responsible for the following fees: textbook, technology, transportation and pay to participate. This form must be returned to Support Services.

Purchasing a la carte items

Students' a carte purchasing status will be exactly as it was last school year. If your student was permitted to purchase ala carte in 2020, that same status will be active September of 2020. If your student was not permitted to purchase ala carte at the end of last school year, that will also be the case for September 2020. If you would like to change or check your student’s a la carte status, please call Bonnie Scarth in the Nutrition Services office at 316-218-4603 or

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