Food Service

Last Updated: 11/30/2021 5:33 PM

Students at Portland Public Schools Can Look Forward to New Menus, Favorite Meals at No Cost and Engaging Cafeteria Programs This Fall

Chartwells K12 is Making Mealtime Happier and Healthier for Students in Portland.

Welcome to PPS Food Service



As students at Portland Public Schools head back to school for the 2021-2022 school year, families can check lunch off their list.  This year, PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS will be serving meal[s] to students in all grade levels at no cost, allowing everyone to enjoy mealtime together, thanks to flexibilities provided by the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. By serving food kids love to eat, offering innovative programs that encourage fun and discovery, and creating a place where students can connect and recharge with others, the Chartwells K12 team at PORTLAND PUBLIC SCHOOLS is making sure students leave the cafeteria happier and healthier than when they came in.  

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Menus for all of our buildings can be found at

Manage your student's lunch account at

Important Update: Menu Changes

Last minute menu changes are occurring frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food supply chain issues.

Menus on Nutrislice may not reflect these changes.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

If you have any questions regarding your school's menu, feel free to reach out to the cafeteria manager.

Information about Free and reduced applications

Based on the flexibilities and waivers allowed by the USDA, no applications for free or reduced meals are required for the 2021-2022 school year, enabling students to eat for free.

We still need your household to fill out and sign the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. This information is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc. 

This application can be found at

These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:

  • Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
  • Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
  • Professional Learning for staff
  • Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
  • Technology
  • Pandemic-EBT

Menus and Nutrition Facts at Your Fingertips

Chartwells K12 continues to bring technology to the forefront of the dining experience to help students and their parents prioritize healthy food choices and understand ingredients so they can help protect children from allergic reactions. Through Nutrislice, an innovative app, students, parents and faculty have access to school menus, including nutrition information, allergens and photos. Nutrislice can be downloaded for free from the App store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and is available on desktop and mobile devices. Menus are also available at

Lots of other fun information and activities can be accessed at Check it out!

Parent Snack Orders

Never enough time in your day?  Tired of making birthday treats at midnight?  Let us help you out!! Save time and money.  Portland Food Service Department can make your life easier!  Check out our flyer here for more information about ordering our healthy kid friendly options for your student's class.






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