Food Service

Emporia Public Schools

2022-2023 Meal Prices

Breakfast: $2.20
Lunch: $3.20
Breakfast: $2.20
Lunch: $3.40
Breakfast $2.85
Lunch: $4.40


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will school meals be free of charge for ALL students in school year (SY) 2022-23?

A: No. Congress did not extend school meal waivers and school meals will no longer be available to ALL students free of charge.  Students that do not qualify for free meals will be charged for each meal they take at the beginning of SY 2022-2023.

Q: How can households apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits for SY 2022-23?

A: Yes.  Households can qualify for free and reduced-price meals by filling out an application at beginning July 18, 2022. Households may request a paper application by contacting the Food Service Department at 620-341-2382.

Q: Is there a way for households to apply online for free and reduced-price meal benefits?

A: YesAn online application is available at

Q: When can my household complete an application for free and reduced-price meals?

A: Applications for free and reduced-price meals will be available beginning July 18, 2022

Q: When will households start being charged for meals?

A: Beginning on the first day of school in August 2022, students who do not qualify for free meals will be charged for each meal taken.



Contact Information

For USD253 Food Service
“Food Service is available anytime for questions”. 
Denise Kater, Director,

Food Service Office

3302 W. 18th,
Emporia, KS 66801

Voice: (620) 341-2382
Fax: (620) 341-2384

USD253 Food Service Department at Emporia High School


Denise Kater

Denise Kater, Director

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