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Nutrition Services

Food that Fuels Learning

The best educational environment is one that nourishes both the mind and body. Kennewick School District's Nutritional Services team, along with our service partner Sodexo, provides fresh, nutritious, tasty meals that help students be healthy, focused, energetic and successful — in and outside of the classroom.
Looking for a permanent or substitute position that allows you work on the same schedule as your children? Join our Nutrition Services team in one of our schools. Apply today!

free student meals 

Every Kennewick School District student is eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch for the 2023-24 school year. The program allows for one complete meal for each student. This means that if a student brings their lunch from home and wants milk or a second breakfast or lunch, the student’s account will be charged according to the a la carte pricing.

Free meals are made possible by the federally-funded program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Although there is no application for free meals,  the district does send out the Family Income Survey. This form is sent to many of our families in July and requests household income information so that Kennewick School District is eligible to receive state funding for important educational programs that our students are entitled to. If your family receives this form, we encourage you to fill it out and return it as soon as possible.

Family Income survey

Qualify for for reduced/free sport, ASB, etc. fees

Please take a moment to complete the Family Income Survey. The survey captures and ensures the district/school receives state funding for education programs.

Fill out the income survey online at EZMealApp

Although student meals are free this school year through the CEP, families must still meet household income guidelines to qualify their student for reduced/free sports, ASB, etc. fees. We no longer collect Free and Reduced-Price Applications every year, instead, we must collect the Family Income Survey. This survey helps us collect household information for all students attending CEP schools. Without this information, Kennewick School District could lose important state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to. 



Our meals are healthy and delicious — and a great value! All meals are based on the USDA’s nutrition guidelines and include a variety of fresh fruit, vegetable choices, and chilled non-fat or low-fat milk.

Click the links below to view the menus with nutritional and allergen information or download the Get the So Happy App to see what’s on the menu in your school’s cafeteria. Available as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.


Department Contacts

Main phone number: (509) 222-5073

If you have questions, comments or suggestion on wellness, please contact Christine Benson.

Christine Benson
Director of Nutrition Services

Cori McFadden
Assistant Director of Nutrition Services
(509) 222-6399

Audrey Branham
Nutrition Services Field Supervisor
(509) 222-6431

Brandi Barajas
Nutrition Services Field Supervisor
(509) 222-5244

Mandi Kinsey
Free and Reduced Application Processor
(509) 222-6426

Lisa Garrison
(509) 222-6541

Sabrina Wood
(509) 222-6592