Food Services is responsible for serving up nutritious meals for Verndale Pirate students. More than 49,862 lunches and 22,964 breakfasts are served each school year.

Healthy meals feed learning minds. That’s why VPS staff follows an “enhanced food based” program when planning meals. They make sure meals contain a certain amount of fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins, as well as offering a variety of texture and color.

Students use their Personal lunch number as their lunch debit card to purchase breakfast, lunch and food items once money is deposited into their account. Parents can deposit money in their child’s meal account by sending a check with their child to school or putting money in the  parent JMC portal which is on our website or pay at the school with a credit card.

Parents are encouraged to complete applications for the Free and Reduced Meals program. Applications are available by contacting Food Services at 445-5184 or by clicking on the above link and filling out the form.



The USDA has extended the summer food service program through June 30th, 2021. This means that all Verndale School students will receive breakfast and lunch -- free of charge -- every day that school is in session through June 30th. This is in effect for all Verndale School students retroactively to Sept. 8.

It is still extremely important for every family to fill out a free and reduced lunch application because there is a significant amount of state funding that is determined by our free and reduced lunch rate. The funding is received will help fund academic programs and hire additional teachers to keep our class sizes small.

Please fill out the free and reduced lunch form, it is critically important for our students and for our school.


Verndale Food Services

Vickie Thompson-Food Service Supervisor


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