Independence USD 446 Food Service Department

1301 N. 10th St., Independence, KS  67301

(620) 332-1869

 Mary McGinnis, Food Service Director

Tausha Purdunn, Food Service Secretary

2018-2019 Meal Costs, CLICK HERE

Policy on Unpaid Meal Charges, CLICK HERE

Healthy Options for Classroom Rewards - CLICK HERE


To View the Wellness Policy, go  click on School Wellness Policies (under the apple), click on View Kansas Schools Wellness Policy.  View Kansas schools' wellness policy data on KSDE Data Central.  Scroll down to child nutrition & wellness reports.  Scroll down to school nutrition program wellness policy:  wellness policies by sponsor, choose grade level.

Mission Statement: The mission statement of the Independence USD 446 Child Nutrition Service is to provide nutritious meals and quality service for our customers, the students and staff of the Independence schools. 


New Kansas Meal Pattern Standards  


 2019-2020 Free / Reduced Lunch Application

Please print and complete the application for free or reduced price meal benefits.  Enter the requested information as accurately as possible.   Sign and return to your child's school.  After processing, you will be notified by Food Service regarding the status of you application. CLICK HERE for the Application for Free or Reduced Price Lunches.

***Adult meals are priced higher because there is no federal or state reimbursement.


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Second Chance Breakfast November 2019 Menu


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) was established in 1946 after the government had to reject many World War II recruits due to malnourishment. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman. It is the largest of the federal child nutrition programs in terms of spending and the number of children served.

More than 28 million children are served lunch every school day, in more than 99,000 schools. Approximately 95 percent of all elementary and secondary school students are enrolled in participating schools.

Any child at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program.

While school lunches must meet federal nutrition requirements, decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared are made by local school food authorities. Current regulations require schools to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommend that no more than 30 percent of an individual’s calories come from fat and less than 10 percent from saturated fat. Regulations also establish a standard for school lunches to provide one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances of protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, calcium and calories.

Through the National School Lunch Program, children consume twice the servings of fruits and vegetables and greater amounts of grains and dairy than children who eat lunch brought from home or who leave school to eat lunch.

For additional information, please visit these web sites:

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter 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;


(2)   Fax: (202) 690-7442; or


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