We're committed to...

  • Putting students first - customer service is a priority
  • High Expectations - quality staff and food
  • Collaboration - we are part of the school and community team
  • Integrity - food safety and honesty in all transactions
  • Stewardship - we are mindful of our resources
  • Adaptability - we are support staff
  • Respect - we operate by the Golden Rule

Feeding the Future

Girls Eating LunchThe Southeast Polk Food Service and Nutrition Department serves approximately 7,000 nutritious meals per day at a reasonable price to students and faculty members and guests. The Department’s team efforts help sustain students during the school day, helping to enhance learning and growth.

Food served at Southeast Polk school cafeterias is prepared and served by well-trained staff who meet all local, state and federal regulations to meet USDA nutritional requirements and ensure food safety.

Our nearly 60 skilled staff members prepare meals to help fuel our students to excel in school. Southeast Polk students rely on the healthy meals provided daily to succeed.

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School Meal Prices

Free and Reduced Pricing

Families can apply for Free/Reduced price meal benefits at any time throughout the school year. If you need assistance paying for meals, please submit an application. Applications are available year-round. If you have a change in income, you can always reapply. Applications are available electronically through School Café. Click here for more information: Free and Reduced 


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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Nondiscrimination 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 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.

Contact the Department

Staff Contacts

Staff Contacts
Staff Title Phone
Brandalyn Jankowski Administrative Assistant (515) 957-3432
Amy Vitiritto Head Cook (515) 967-3771
Kellie Edwards Head Cook (515) 967-4198
Charity Draper Head Cook (515) 265-1972
Darcy Larson Head Cook (515) 967-4274
Lori Mcfadden Head Cook (515) 966-2068
Geraldine Donovan Head Cook (515) 967-5533
Mackenzie Boyles Head Cook (515) 967-2109
Dawn Hallem Head Cook (515) 967-6631
Amanda Brcka Head Cook (515) 967-7512
Renea Gray Head Cook (515) 262-3197
Debra Mcgee Head Cook (515) 967-5509