Nourishing Minds & Fueling Futures

Good nutrition is vital for academic success and overall well-being, and our Food Services Department is committed to providing nutritious meals to our students.

Our dedicated team of food service professionals works tirelessly to ensure that every meal served meets or exceeds USDA nutritional guidelines while catering to diverse tastes and dietary needs.

All students eat for free

Kindergarten through 12th grade Burlington students are eating for free this year.

By participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service’s Community Eligibility Program (CEP), the Burlington Community School District is able to provide free breakfast and lunch to all enrolled K-12 students.

“We’re really excited about the opportunity and the ease that this program will provide to our families,” BCSD Superintendent Robert Scott said.

Meals that qualify for the program must include at least three of the four to five meal items being offered and one of those items must be a fruit or vegetable.

Students wanting a la carte items still must pay for them as they are not included in the reimbursable meal. If, for example, a student brought a sack lunch but wants milk from the cafeteria, they will have to pay for the milk. If that student was to get a milk and two other items, including a fruit or vegetable, all items will be free to the student.

While CEP does not require the collection of household applications, families who otherwise would complete and submit free and reduced price lunch applications should still do so as they are used to determine whether fees should be waived.

Summer Meal Program

Burlington Community School District’s Food Service Department will be serving free breakfast and lunch to children 18 and younger this summer.

The Summer Food Service Program will be available Mondays through Thursdays June 6-July 3 and July 8-Aug. 1. Meals will not be served June 19.

Serving sites are as follows:

  • Edward Stone Middle School

    • Monday through Thursday, June 6 through July 3
    • Breakfast: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • North Hill Elementary School

    • Monday through Thursday, June 24 through June 27 and July 8 through Aug. 1
    • Breakfast: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Kelly Pfeifer

Kitchen Manager
Kelly Pfeifer

Vida Long

Supervisor of Technology and Food Services
Vida Long