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Food Services

Food Services Team: Lisa Hamrick (Supervisor), Marisa Seitz (Assistant Supervisor), Sharon Bradford (Secretary), Judy Knapp (Secretary), Marcia Flora (Secretary)

Food Service Mission Statement: The Mission of the Food Service Department is to partner with the South-Western City School Community to recognize and support our diverse and changing needs through an organization which believes in:
  • Mutual respect and sensitivity of others
  • A positive image projected through friendly, organized and well-trained staff
  • Quality services and product as seen by the customer which will provide an inviting, satisfying environment supporting the educational experience for students, staff, and community.

Location: 3805 Marlane Drive | Grove City, Ohio 43123
Phone: (614) 801-3104

Dear South-Western Families,

National logistic delays continue to impact our lives as well as nearly all industries globally. Food Services in school are no exception regrettably. Farmers, truckers, packers, manufacturers, distributors, and ultimately many schools will struggle with food item availability.

Our purchasing cooperative is currently working with all segments of the supply chain, across all sectors, regarding food product availability.

What does this mean for our cafeteria offerings?

  1. What has historically been listed on the menu may not be available in sufficient quantities to serve our entire student population.
  2. Menus may change frequently due to the supply and availability of food items.
  3. We will continue to serve balanced and healthy meals in our cafeterias.

Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we work to provide healthy meal choices to our students.

The SWCSD Food Services Department

2022-2023 School Year Information

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application
Parents/guardians who may qualify for Free and Reduced Meal prices are required to complete a Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application in order to be eligible. Free and Reduced Meal prices afford several district and external benefits for students.

Parents can complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal under the ‘More’ tab at Paper applications are also available in all school buildings and at the Food Services Department. Your child’s application is only good for one school year and the first few days of the start of the next school year. Thus, applications must be completed every year.  More information is available here.

School meal waivers NOT extended by 
Federal Government
This past March, the federal school meal waiver that previously made it possible to offer free meals for school districts nationwide were not extended as a part of the recently passed, federal Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

What does this mean for school meals next year?

The federal waiver that made school breakfast and lunch at no cost to families are set to expire June 30, 2022. Due to this Federal change, all meals will return to full pay for the 2022-2023 school year. Households may qualify for free or reduced-price meals by completing a free and reduced-price meal application. Click here to read more. 

Online Food Service Payments
Parents can make school food service payments through their Infinite Campus Parent Portal. The ‘Payments’ tab and tool provides Portal users with the ability to pay fees and deposit food service money online using a major credit card, checking or savings account. This tool eliminates the need to send cash or checks with a student to school and provides parents a simple way to stay on top of school fees and services.

The ‘Food Service’ tab in the Portal allows parents and students access to current account balances, transactions, account history, and account adjustments.

Click HERE for more information on food service payments.

Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

[email protected]