614 E Adams St
Jackson, MO 63755
(573) 243-9501

Healthier Options

Menus and Nutritional Information

Meal Pricing

The Food Service team is excited about providing meals for your student(s) in the Jackson R-2 School District. We provide breakfast and lunch at all 10 school locations. Our elementary students may choose one of two entrées offered each day served with nutritious sides at lunch. Our secondary program students may build their lunch tray to their taste, they may choose an entrée with any additional 3 items, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, salads, juice, and milk.

Our district offers a balanced breakfast to jump-start the student's day. It helps improve a positive effect on student's alertness, attention, and other skills important to academic success. 

Children need healthy meals to learn. Jackson R-II School District is offering free meals to all enrolled students under COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #85 Nationwide Waiver to Allow the Seamless Summer Option through School Year 2021-2022. Households are still encouraged to complete and submit an application for free and reduced price meals to the district for processing. Free and reduced data is used to help maintain meal count system requirements, report to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for funding formulas, and establish eligibility for other benefits, particularly Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) and Emergency Broadband Benefit. This packet includes an application for free or reduced price meal benefits, and a set of detailed instructions. Below are some common questions and answers to help you with the application process.

See below for current breakfast and lunch prices.

2021-2022 Elementary Secondary Adults
Day Week 20 Days Day Week 20 Days Day Week 20 Days
Breakfast Paid $1.65 $8.25 $33.00 $1.90 $9.50 $38.00 $2.30 $11.50 $46.00
Breakfast Reduced $ .30 $1.50 $6.00 $ .30 $1.50 $6.00 N/A N/A N/A
Breakfast Free Free Free Free Free Free Free N/A N/A N/A
Lunch Paid $2.70 $13.50 $54.00 $2.95 $14.75 $59.00 $3.85 $19.25 $77.00
Lunch Reduced $ .40 $2.00 $8.00 $ .40 $2.00 $8.00 N/A N/A N/A
Lunch Free Free Free Free Free Free Free N/A N/A N/A

Frequently asked questions (click question to expand):

Did you know?

Jackson R-2 School Food Service offers a variety of healthy meal choices for breakfast and lunch to all students through the National School Lunch and Breakfast program. This program also allows us to offer free meal benefits to students that qualify through an application process.

Students who qualify for free meals can receive a free breakfast and lunch every day.

  • A new family meal application must be submitted at the beginning of each new school year.
  • You can apply at any time during the school year if your household size goes up, income goes down, or if you start getting food stamps, Temporary Assistance or other benefits. If you lose your job, your child (ren) may be able to get free or reduced price meals.
  • Applications can be turned in at the child school office or the administration office at 614 E. Adams, Jackson, Missouri 63755.
  • Past due balances will roll forward from year to year.

Jackson R-2 Schools Meal Charge Policy

Students in grades K-12 are allowed to charge up to $15.00 for lunch. If students already owe the maximum allowed, the student will be offered a peanut butter sandwich or cheese and crackers with a carton of milk at no charge to their account. Breakfast may not be charged if a student exceeds the maximum charge limit allowed. Parents are responsible for monitoring the amount of money in their child's account and for paying back any charges incurred. The Jackson R-2 Schools Food Service department does not allow any students to charge a la carte items,

REMEMBER: Breakfast is served each morning from 7:30-8:00 am in ALL schools enabling students to get a jump start to their day!

NOTE: Prior to approval of the Free and Reduced Price Meals application, parent/guardians are responsible for the payment of all meals until the application is processed. Applications will be accepted through SchoolCafé once an account is created.

Please feel free to contact:

Karen Sander, Director of Food Services at (573) 243-9597  OR
Sarah Taylor, Assistant Food Service Director at (573) 243-9526 for any additional information.

*This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

The Jackson R-2 School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs, activities or employment practices.