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Food Service

Meal & Nutrition Information

Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year. Please review the 2023-2024 Welcome Letter.

The Wickliffe City School District contracts our food service operations to AVI FoodSystems, Inc. Our menus are reviewed and approved by a certified dietician and are developed to meet the requirements of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

AVI FoodSystems Company History and Website:  AVI FoodSystems

Wickliffe's food service provider, AVI Fresh, operates completely nut-free kitchens. We use WOW butter for alternative meals, this is a soy product.
The USDA’s liquid milk/dairy intolerance policy states that nutrition services does not need to provide a substitution for liquid milk. If your child is lactose intolerant he/she may decline the offered liquid milk as part of the plate meal and each school does have potable water readily available. Vegetarian options are available upon request.  

Comments & Questions
Please contact Carrie Pappagallo, Resident Director (contact information below)

Free / Reduced Price Meal Information

A new application must be submitted each school year.

Applications for free or reduced-priced meals can be submitted through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal – click on “More” and then “Meal Benefits.” 

If you are unable to complete the form online, a link to the hardcopy forms is available below, in the main office of each school, or by contacting Cathy Baltus at the Administration Office at 440.943.7773 or [email protected]. The application is a standardized form provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. It must be completed as is and cannot be changed or altered. Incomplete forms will be returned to the parent/guardian.

Food Service

Carrie Pappagallo, Resident Director
AVI Foodsystems, Inc.
[email protected]
Bradley Leyrer, Ed.D., Director
Operations & Human Resources
Cathy Baltus, Administrative Assistant
[email protected] 

Meal Prices

  • Breakfast (all schools): $2.25
  • Lower School Lunch: $3.50
  • Upper School Lunch: $3.75
  • Milk: $.50
The Ohio Department of Education announced in the summer of 2023 that all students who qualify for reduced-priced meals will receive meals at no cost for the 2023-2024 school year.

Food Service Payment Options

Food service payments can be made in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal by clicking on the "Food Service" link. Funds will be processed and deposited into your child's account. Parents/Guardians can also track student purchases using the "Food Service" link.

Payments can also be made in the main office of your child's school or with the cafeteria cashier - check (payable to your child's school) or cash. Cash payments at the lower school will be credited to your child's account, no change will be given. In the memo line of your check, write "food service". When sending in payment with your child, include the following on the outside of a sealed envelope:  your child's name and "food service payment".  

Students who have a negative meal balance will not be permitted to purchase extra items. Change will not be given if a student's meal balance is negative.