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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 as a cook or cashier in one of our schools. Apply today!

KSD To Provide Free School Meals For 2021-22 School Year

The Kennewick School District will continue to offer free meals to all students through the 2021-22 school year as an extension of a federal waiver program that began during the pandemic. The extension of the program ensures students have continued access to free meals through June 30, 2022, regardless of families’ ability to pay. 

However, it's still important to fill out the free- and reduced-price meal application.

Information collected as part of the application can help students access reduced-fee benefits and can help increase funding for before- and after-school academic programs, guidance and college counselors, fee waivers for college applications and admissions tests, and more. 

Fill out the application now


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.


Note: Meals are free for all students during the 2021-22 school year due to the pandemic.

Students at many of Kennewick School District's schools qualify for free meals regardless of families’ ability to pay. Through the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), a nationally funded free meal service for schools in low-income areas, all students attending the schools listed below qualify to receive free breakfast and lunch. 

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT)

The final benefit payments were distributed in September 2021 for August 2021. The district office and your child's school cannot respond to parent questions or concerns regarding benefits. If you have questions about the program or when you will receive your benefits, please call (833) 518-0282 or visit the DSHS website.

´╗┐If you need food assistance or other resources, please call 211.



NOTE: The information below is not currently in effect. All meals are free for all students during the 2021-22 school year. 


Department Contacts

Main phone number: (509) 222-5073

Sam Shick
Director of Nutrition Services
(509) 222-6910

Christine Benson
Assistant Director of Nutrition Services

Cori McFadden
Nutrition Services Field Supervisor
(509) 222-6399

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

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

Melani Tackett
(509) 222-6592

Lisa Garrison
(509) 222-6541