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Carlisle Food Services

Message from the Carlisle Local Schools Nutrition Services

 Our current guidelines from the USDA do not allow us to serve free meals in the 2022-2023 school year. You are highly encouraged to fill out the free and reduced meal application for your family. Applicationsare available at, Final Forms on the school website or at any of the school offices. Families who fill out these forms are eligible for additional benefits including reduced college testing andapplication fees as well as helping to provide essential funding for our schools .We will continue to serve high quality, nutrient dense meals that students enjoy. Our school lunchprogram is a solely funded entity that only receives revenue from meals served. When parents and students choose to purchase a lunch from the school, it is the equivalent of supporting a small business.

We greatly appreciate your support.

Gail French Director of Food Service

Gail French Director of Food Service



Gail French              Director of Food Service

Phone- 937-746-8969 x 560

 Molly Henson Food Service Secretary

Phone- 937-746-8969 x 660



Summer is coming and so is the end of the school year.  Lunch charges need to be brought up to date and the last date to charge a meal will be May 1st for Seniors and May 15th for the rest of the district.   Please make sure those charges get paid as soon as possible and money is on your student's account. We want to avoid any complications or difficult situations as your student comes through the lunch line!!??!!  We do not want any of our children to go hungry or feel embarrassed by the lack of funds!!

Also if you are looking for free meals over the summer you can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY and they can let you know where to find a meal center that provides meals. You can also Text 914-342-7744 with any question that contains a keyword such as “food," “summer," “meals," etc. You will receive an automated response with resources located near your address or zip code.




  Families will once again be asked to complete and submit a current school year Free/Reduced Meal Application if they would like to see if their students qualify based on the income of all family members.  Since there were very few meal applications submitted over the past couple of years, there are a few things that parents/guardians can do to ensure their students are ready to start the 2022-23 school year and eliminate the possibility of charges at the start of the school year

Complete a new 2022-23 meal application to complete as soon as it is made avaiable by USDA before the start of the school year.  Doing this will cover the student for the entire 2022-23 school year and no other steps will be necessary unless there is an income change during the school year.

 Meal applications can be completed in two ways…

  1. Meal applications can be printed from the Food Service webpage on the Carlisle Local Schools website (, or picked up at the student’s school. These meal applications need to be completed in entirety and returned to the student’s home school.
  2. Meal applications can be completed online by going to

To visit the Carlisle Food Services Department webpage, please do the following…

  1. Go to the Carlisle Local School webpage (
  2. Choose “Departments”, located on the top of the webpage
  3. Choose “Food Services” located to the left of the webpage

The Carlisle Food Service Department is committed to assisting families and making this transition back to normal operations as easy as possible.  Please feel free to contact our offices at 937-746-8969, ext. 560



The Carlisle Local School District participates in the National School Lunch Program.  This allows us to serve breakfast and lunch at school daily. 

The food we serve meet the state and federal requirements, which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines and Smart Snack guidelines. 


Please click here to start your online application

Easier, faster and more confidential than paper. This allows you to easily apply for meal benefits for your children. Click Start An Application and the Family Portal will walk you through the process in just a few minutes. Your completed application will be sent to your school district so your children can receive benefits quickly and confidentially.




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Meal Information for the 2022 – 2023 School Year

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.  Carlisle Local Schools 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 to all students. Households may apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits by 9/14/22, applications are available at or at any school office as was done before the pandemic. Eligibility for free and reduced-price lunch is based on federal income guidelines or participation in other programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Ohio Works First. For additional information concerning the National School Lunch Program, please see the U.S. Department of Agriculture school lunch question and answer webpage.

For the 2022-23 school year, the price of reduced and paid lunches will be as follows:










Reduced Price Students, All Grades




For questions or additional information please contact Molly Henson at 937-746-8969 ext. 660 or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider