Food Services

A healthy child is a happy child, and that starts with the proper nutrition to get through the day. We provide wholesome meals daily for students in the district and meet the nutritional guidelines set forth by the USDA and other federal programs. We offer a free breakfast to all our students and affordable, healthy lunches for all.

Nutritional Excellence

All of our school campuses participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low cost, or free meals to qualifying students. The food and beverages we sell or serve on our campuses meet the state and federal requirements, which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We encourage our families to apply for meal benefits by completing a Free and Reduced Meal Application. 

Free and Reduced Lunch

We offer free or reduced price meals to students who meet federal government requirements. We distribute applications on the first day of school, or you are welcome to submit it online.

Meal Prices


  • Breakfast: $1.10
  • Lunch: $2.30

High School

  • Breakfast: $1.20
  • Lunch: $2.50

Reduced - All Buildings

  • Breakfast: $.30
  • Lunch: $.40

Middle and high school students may also purchase a la carte items.

No Change Policy

The Northwest Area School District has a "No Change Policy." The cashier will apply the entire cash payment directly to the student’s account. The student will not receive change but will be able to use it for future purchases in the cafeteria.

Contact Us

You are welcome to call the food services office at (570) 542-4126 ext. 1011.