Food Service


Food and Nutrition Services

Click on the following link for the current food service menus.

Central City Schools serves over 80,000 nutritionally balanced school meals to the students and staff of Central City Community School District during the school day. All meals are planned to follow nutritional guidelines set by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National School Lunch Program. All A La Carte and Snack items meet the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act requirements for calories, fat, sugar and sodium.

PayForIt System

The PayForIt system is a secure, online student data system that allows parents/guardians instant access to accurate, current and confidential information about lunch balances and other fees. It allows you to send on-line payments directly to your students’ school lunch account by credit card, debit card, and/or e-check. Please click here for more information on how to use PayForIt.

Commodity Program

The United States Government donates high quality commodity items to be used in school meals. Flour, cheese, canned fruits and vegetables, ground beef, pork and turkey are some of the foods made available to schools. Central City School also participates in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program through the Department of Defense buying network.

Program Costs

Commodities meet approximately 20% of the total food costs for Nutrition Services. The remaining costs are covered by reimbursements from the USDA and from income generated from meal sales, a la carte and vending. Adult meals and visiting children meals are not subsidized and are sold at a price that covers ALL costs. Meal Charge Policy 2020-21

Current Meal Prices:

Breakfast K-12$2.35
Lunch K-5$2.60
Lunch 6-12$2.70
Milk K-12$.50
Extra Main Dish K-12$2.00/each
Second Lunch K-12$3.75
Adult Breakfast$3.00
Adult Lunch$4.25


School Meal Compliance

Central City Schools menus are created to be in compliance with meal regulations based on the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act passed in 2010. Lunches are designed to provide 1/3 of a student calories and nutrients per day. Breakfasts are designed to provide 1/4 of the calories and nutrients recommended per day for their age group.

– Denise Starry, Food Services Director 

Useful Info:

Iowa Healthy Kids Act

Contact Information

  • Sarah Holub, Food Services Director
  • (319)438-6181