Food Service

Food Services Department

“Good Food is the Foundation of Genuine Happiness!”
~Auguste Escoffier~

Edison Local Schools take part in the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. Every school day, nutritious and tasty meals are served to students throughout the district. Our program encourages students to make good choices in food and physical activity for a healthy lifestyle.

Our program's mission is to complement and support the education environment by providing students with dining experiences in a friendly setting, with timely service, and healthy choices that are prepared and served in a safe manner.

Jeanine Wilhelm

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Meal Prices

 ElementaryM. SchoolH. SchoolReducedAdult 
Breakfast1.752.002.000.30 2.50
Lunch2.502.803.000.40 3.85

Pre-Payment Options

Please take advantage of the options to prepay your student's meal accounts. Prepaid meal accounts help the lunch lines go faster and gives students more time to eat, relax, and play. It also gives you the peace of mind of not having to worry about looking for lunch money every day or worry that it might get lost, stolen or used for something other than lunch.
Meal Payment: Pre-paying helps the students avoid losing their money on the way to school and assures where dollars are spent. Meal payments do not expire and carryover from year to year and school to school. Please contact the cafeteria cashier at your students building should you need specific information or have concerns about their account. You may send a check with your child for any amount. Please write the complete name in the memo area to ensure proper deposit. Separate checks need to be sent for each student unless they are in the same building.
All bank fees for NSF checks will be deducted from the students account along with the amount of the check

Send Check or Cash

You can always bring money personally or send it with your student. Please place it in an envelope marked clearly with your student's name, their ID #, their teacher's name, the $ amount and the check #. Turn in prepaid deposits to the cafeteria cashier(s) or school office.

Online payments are a simple, safe and secure way to make payments to your students account 24 hours a day at your convenience.

Charge Policy: Updated June 2022

To ensure that all students have access to healthy school meals and to be good financial stewards, Edison Local Schools institutes a charge policy for the Elementary, Middle and High schools. This policy has as its guiding principle the belief that every student deserves a nutritious breakfast and lunch, but that ultimately it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide for one unless the family qualifies for free/reduced program. To that end, our charge policy is as follows:
  Students at all grade levels will be allowed to charge full, reimbursable meals to their student meal accounts. Students shall not be denied access to a full school meal at any time regardless of the amount owed on the student account.

   The Edison Food Service department has created a donation account titled the Charger Café Kindness Account. The account is funded by community and staff donations and is to be used at the end of the school year to aid in paying off accumulated student debt. If the Kindness account cannot cover all of the accumulated student debt, the remaining debt will be covered by the school district’s general fund account as per federal regulations.

     To aid in the awareness of account levels, students at the Middle and High school levels are reminded verbally by cashiers when their accounts are becoming low or have reached a negative amount. For parent awareness in all of the school buildings there are several means of contact: student reminder notes are sent home weekly in backpacks, emails are sent twice a week to those parent emails the school has on file, and letters are mailed home weekly to the home address the school has on file.  (please note the dates on the notice, as you may have addressed the negative account before the letters arrived) When those means of contact do not result in resolving the accounts, the Food Service Director will make personal phone calls home to the phone number the school has on file.

     With any amount of a negative balance on the account, students will be prohibited from purchasing ala carte items, even with cash in hand, until the account moves into a positive status. The only charges allowable on a student lunch account will be limited to a complete school breakfast or lunch.

     A free or reduced meal can only be claimed when the correct components of a reimbursable meal are chosen by the student. All other items that do not constitute a reimbursable meal are charged at ala carte pricing.

  The Food Service Director and the department’s staff members shall take full responsibility for instituting and complying with the charge policy

Jeanine Wilhelm
Food Service Director
419-499-3000 ext: 1207 
Edison High School:
Trish Otto x1007
Edison Middle School:Marlene Bryant x1255

Edison Elementary:
Kayla Canterbury x1113 
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