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Nutritional Services

Student grabs vegetables during lunch time.

Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand. Nutritional Services mission is “Providing nutritious and flavorful foods, to inspiring students, in a welcoming environment, while maintaining financial responsibility and excellence.” We work to ensure all students are afforded the opportunity to receive healthy, enjoyable meals that are student tested and student approved.

The Nutritional Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students’ health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.

Free Summer Meals

Free meals are available for pickup at the KCKPS-affiliated community sites below and KCKPS summer sites for all persons 18 and below.

Find a summer meal location near you

Text: "Food" or "Comida" to 304-304
Text: "Summer Meals" or "Verano" to 914-342-7744
Call: 1-866-348-6479

2024 KCKPS-affiliated community sites

Beatrice Lee (JFK) Community Center
1310 N 10th St, Kansas City, KS 66101
Dates of operation: 6/24-7/26
Service Hours: Breakfast 08:30 am-9:30 am and Lunch 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Meals available: Breakfast and Lunch 

Parkwood Pool 
950 Quindaro Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66101
Dates of operation: 6/24-7/26
Service Hours: Snack 12:55 am-2:00 am and Supper 3:00 pm-04:05 pm
Meals available: Snack and Supper

Eisenhower Community Center 
2901 N 72nd St, Kansas City, KS 66109
Dates of operation: 6/10-7/26
Service Hours:  Breakfast 08:30 am-9:30 am and Lunch 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Meals available: Breakfast and Lunch 

No Meal Service: 6/19 or 7/4


  • We encourage all students to pay online.
  • Don't include any special characters in the password.
  • Create a password with only upper-case letters, lower case letters, and numbers.
  • Don't use Safari.
  • Google Chrome is their preferred web browser.
  • When registering to make payments use a desktop, laptop, or the app.



  • Students/adults bringing a cash or check MUST pay the cafeteria managers directly.
  • We encourage students not to make payments during the meal service line.
  • A downloadable pre-formatted slip is available on our Nutritional Services Website to further assist with cash or check payments.
  • Al a Carte milk can be purchased with a positive lunch balance.
  • Cash or check payments must be in an envelope with the below information written on the outside to be accepted:
    • The student’s name
    • ID number
    • Name of teacher
    • The dollar amount

Nutritional Services can be reached at 913-627-3900.

Contact Nutritional Services

Ruchithri Favreau

Ruchithri Favreau

Titles: Director of Nutritional Services
Phone Numbers:
School: 913-627-3914

Claudia Martin-Ayoade

Titles: Operations Manager

Michael Schartz

Titles: Operations Manager
Phone Numbers:
School: 913-627-3909

JoAnn Kitchens

Titles: Secretary for Meal Applications
Phone Numbers:
School: 913-627-3910

Nichole Burnett

Titles: Operations Manager
Phone Numbers:
School: 913-627-3919

Lea Ann Smiroldo

Titles: Operations Manager
Phone Numbers:
School: 913-627-3912