School Menus

MP3 Menu

Irene Reither Elementary School Menu

Meridian Middle School Menu

Meridian High School Menu

School Year 2021-22

The Food Service Department is providing no cost breakfast and lunch to all students, regardless of their free, reduced or paid status for the 2021-22 school year.

We are still encouraging parents and guardians to complete discount meal applications as this will extend free or reduced benefits into the 2022-23 school year for the first 45 days of operation. Free or Reduced status can also provide students with discounted fees on various school district programs.

For questions or more information about the school breakfast and lunch program, please call our food service office at 360-318-2267.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Our Mission

Food Service is a self-supporting, customer driven, department that provides nutritious food in a cost effective manner building healthy minds and bodies ready to learn.

Research has shown that there is an important, positive relationship between good nutrition and health, behavior and student learning. The Meridian School District participates in the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program and the USDA Food Distribution Program. United States Department of Agriculture regulations guide our program. The menus meet the USDA specifications based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans.

Free and Reduced Meals

Free and reduced price breakfast and lunches are available for those children whose families meet federal income eligibility requirements. An application may be downloaded, and are also available in the school offices.
If you feel you qualify for free or reduced pricing, please complete the application form, sign and return it to your child’s school. Directions for completing the application are on the form. Children from families who are eligible for free and reduced price lunch are also eligible for free and reduced price breakfast.

A new application must be filled out each year by October. However, if your family qualified last year for free or reduced price meals, your children may eat at last year’s determination until the new application is processed. If you did not participate in a free or reduced category last year and are completing an application for this school year, meals must be paid for at the full price until you receive a determination letter. All applications are processed within 10 days after they are received in the food service office. Students receiving free or reduced price meals are not treated differently or singled out from those paying full price.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.