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Ensuring students receive a nutritious and good-tasting breakfast and lunch every day is important to them developing healthy bodies – and healthy brains. Children who are hungry or not getting access to the proper nutrition very often do not perform as well as children who are well nourished.

To provide our students with the high-quality food they need to be successful in school, we are pleased to partner with one of the nation's leading school food service companies, Chartwells, LLC.  Chartwells is focused on providing nutritious meals and information about healthy eating. You can learn more at

Applying for Free or Reduced-Price Meals

Many families in Groveport Madison Schools qualify for their child(ren) to receive free or reduced-price meals (breakfast and lunch) through the National School Lunch Program, which is sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture. Guidelines for eligibility in the program are determined annually. You can learn more about the eligibility guidelines, here.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to complete an online application by visiting The information provided is confidential, and only used to determine eligibility for the Federal Lunch Program. Online applications are processed very quickly, with eligibility generally determined in less than 48 hours. Paper applications are also available at our schools, but it may take six days or more to process paper applications.

Meal Payment Options

Breakfast and Lunch Purchases
Students may pay for breakfast and/or lunch with cash when going through the lunch line, or meals can be paid for in advance by check (payable to “Groveport Madison Schools.”) The District also contracts with “EZ Pay,” which allows parents to pay by credit card. The EZ Pay system can be found on the District’s website, at
Meal Charges
We understand there are occasions when a student runs short of lunch money or has forgotten to bring it to school. In these unexpected situations, students may “charge” their breakfast and/or lunch. Charges are considered a debt and must be repaid by the student or the parent/guardian. Please note the following allowances for meal charges:
  • Ala Carte Items – No charges permitted
  • High School Students – No more than three (3) days of outstanding charges are permitted
  • Middle School Students – No more than five (5) days of outstanding charges are permitted
  • Elementary School Students – No more than five (5) days of outstanding charges are permitted
  • Reduced-Price Meals – No more than five (5) days of outstanding charges are permitted
Notifying Parents/Guardians of Meal Charges
When a meal is charged, the food services staff will issue the student a “Meal Charge Notification” which the student is expected to take home to their parent/guardian. If a student accumulates the maximum number of meal charges, the food services department will contact the student’s parent/guardian to make arrangements for repayment, and the student will be provided an alternate meal.

Alternate Meals
In instances where the student has accumulated the maximum allowable meal charges, the student will provided with an alternate meal that consists of a cheese sandwich, fruit, and white milk. A maximum of 10 alternate meals will be provided, at which point the student will receive a regular meal and the student’s account will be charged for the full price of the meal(s).

Accumulated Lunch Debt
Any accumulated debt (charges) associated with the student must be paid by the end of the school year. Any unpaid meal debts will be carried over to the following year, per U.S.D.A. guidelines. Student records, including the student’s grade card and diploma can be withheld until meal debts or other fees have been repaid. 

Menus and Nutrition Information via Nutrislice!

NutriSlice School Breakfast & Lunch Menus
Groveport Madison Schools' and Chartwells Food Service Department is now offering parents and students an easy way to find daily school menus with links to food item descriptions, photos, nutritional information, serving sizes, and even carbohydrate counts on the food offered at school. Click here to access the Nutrislice website.
In addition, you can download the free Nutrislice app for fast and easy access to the same information. 
Get the app on iTunes here.
Get the app on GooglePlay here.

Questions About our Food Services Program?

Dan Magee
Food Service Director

Payment Options


Meal Prices

Breakfast (all grades) - $1.25
Lunch (ES) - $2.65
Lunch (MS) - $2.90
Lunch (HS) - $3.00
Reduced price (all grades) - .40 

Payment Options

Check (Payable to Groveport Madison Schools)


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