Food & Nutrition Services


Our food service department offers nutritious meals to MCSD students each day in every building. We provide a variety of menu choices for students and staff. The Marshalltown Food Service Department operates as a self-supporting program. All money received for cafeteria sales goes to provide salaries for the food service employees, equipment for 10 kitchens, and quality ingredients for our meals.

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications. Instead, schools that adopt CEP are reimbursed using a formula based on the percentage of students categorically eligible for free meals based on their participation in other specific means-tested programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Meal Prices 2023-2024 School Year



Single Milk









Miller & High School








Reduced Rate




Note: A single milk purchase is $0.50. A student whom brings their lunch from home and wishes to have a milk with their lunch, must purchase a milk.

MCSD is committed to providing accommodations to students with food allergies, when medically necessary. If your child requires a diet modification at meal times, please have your child’s physician complete the Diet Modification Form and return it to the nurse at your student’s building or to the Food Service Office. 

Link to Board Policy about Allergies

Mission Statement

The Marshalltown Community School District Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Department will serve nutritious, high quality food in a pleasing manner to students and staff of the school district while keeping the department fiscally sound and in accordance with USDA regulations. 

As school nutrition professionals, it is our responsibility to provide nutritious meals to students in order to fuel their minds and bodies for academic success. Every customer, student and staff member should be guaranteed high quality food with excellent service every day of the year. 

Federal 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; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
Email Program Intake

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement:

It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 503191004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; Website

Department Contacts

Lynn Large

Lynn Large

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