Jul 20, 2022

Important Update Regarding No-Cost School Meals & Meal Price Increases

Important School Meal Update

During the last school year, children and families benefitted from no-cost school meals for all students, made possible by special permission from the United States Department of Agriculture. Unfortunately, these permissions have expired. Pickerington Local School District and the Ohio Department of Education cannot extend the permissions for no-cost meals for all students.

School meals will still be available to all students; however, they will not be free. Households can apply for free and reduced meal benefits by visiting the Pickerington Local School District website, clicking on the orange “I want to” tab and selecting “apply for free and reduced priced meals.” Once the application has been processed an email will be sent to the email address provided.

Additionally, due to the rising cost of food coupled with expected supply chain issues, there will be a slight increase in the price of school meals during the 2022-23 school year. Breakfast for all grades will increase to $1.80. Elementary and middle school lunches will cost $3.25, and junior high and high school lunches will rise to $3.50.

We are excited to welcome our students and staff during the first week of school — the week of August 15, 2022!

For questions or additional information, please call the Food Service Office at 614-833-3645.

2022 – 2023 School Meal Prices

Breakfast Lunch
Elementary $1.80 $3.25
Middle $1.80 $3.25
Junior High $1.80 $3.50
High School $1.80 $3.50
Reduced Price Students, All Grades $0.30 $0.40

This institution is an equal opportunity provider