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A black and white image of an eagle head wearing a chef's hat.Welcome to Joplin Schools Nutrition Services Department! The Nutrition Services team for Joplin Schools, proudly represented by more than 100 dedicated professionals, provides high-quality, nutritionally-balanced, and affordable breakfasts and lunches to more than 7,800 students daily across our district. In addition to the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs, our services also include an after-school supper program and a summer school feeding program. 

All Joplin Schools families, regardless of income, should complete a Free & Reduced Meal Application each August. Please click the link below to login to your SchoolCafe account and complete the secure, online form. These completed applications are vital to our district’s ability to provide adequate resources district-wide, whether or not your family qualifies for Free & Reduced Meals. For help accessing your SchoolCafe account, please contact our department at 417-625-5315.

Online Free & Reduced Meal Application


Contact Us: 

Rick Kenkel

Rick Kenkel
Director of Child Nutrition


Quick Links: 

Online Free & Reduced Meal Application

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Joplin Schools is proud to offer the School Café app to manage your student's cafeteria needs.

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 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:

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

2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email: