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Food Services


Lunch Program

We would like to say thank you for all your patience and flexibility with the ever changing lunch menu this past school year. As you know, Franklin City Schools has been able to offer free lunches for all students for the past two years. Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to continue that beyond our current school year.

K-6 breakfast will remain free to all elementary students next school year, however when we return on August 16th, we will resume charging for high school and junior high breakfast and lunch, as well as elementary lunch. There will be free and reduced applications available at each building or online beginning August 1, 2022. You can find the application online at

We are attaching a breakfast and lunch price sheet for the 2023-2024 school year. Franklin City Schools strive to give your children the best breakfast and lunch at the reasonable price possible.

If you have any questions, please contact Lori Feltner at 937-743-8602 ext. 1418 or email her at

Thank you and we hope that you have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in August.

Free and Reduced Lunch 2023-24

Franklin City Schools today announced its 2023-2024 program year policy for free and reduced price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast.  Each school office and the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. 

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used to determine eligibility. Children from families whose annual income is at or below the federal guidelines are eligible for free and reduced-price meals. 

Application forms are available to all homes and can be found at the Franklin City Schools website, any of the school buildings or you can fill the application out online at To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should complete an application online or if applying with a paper application, complete and return it to the school. Additional copies are available at the principal’s office in each school. A complete application is required. Households which currently receive Special Nutrition Assistance Program Benefits (SNAP, formally known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for a child must provide the child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case number and signature of an adult household member on the application. Households that do not receive SNAP or OWF funds must provide the names of all household members, the last four digits of the Social Security Number of the adult signing the application or state “none” if the adult does not have a Social Security Number, the amount and source of income received by each household member (state the monthly income) and the signature of an adult household member.  If any of this information is missing, the school cannot process the application. 

FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with children eligible for school meals may be eligible for free health care coverage through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Start & Healthy Families programs. These programs include coverage for doctor visits, immunizations, physicals, prescriptions, dental, vision, mental health, substance abuse and more. Please call 1-800-324-8680 for more information or to request an application. Information can also be found on the web at Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid card is already receiving these services. 

The information provided on the application is confidential and will only be used for the purpose to determine eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school or other program officials. To discourage the possibility of misrepresentation, the application forms contain a statement above the space for signature certifying that all information furnished is true and correct. Applications are being made in connection with the receipt of federal funds.  Schools or other officials may check the information on the application at any time during the school year. Deliberate misrepresentation of information may subject the applicant to prosecution under applicable state and federal laws.

 Households will be notified of the approval or denial of benefits. 

Foster children are categorically eligible for free meal benefits regardless of the household’s income. If a family has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for such meals for them, contact the school for more information.

Under the provision of the policy, Lori Feltner, Food Service Clerk will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian disagrees with the decision on the application or the result of verification, the decision may be discussed with the determining official on an informal basis. If a formal appeal is desired, the household has the right to a fair hearing. A fair hearing can be requested either orally or in writing from:

Kelli Fromm
754 East 4th Street
Franklin, OH  45005 

The policy contains an outline of the hearing procedure. 

Households may apply for benefits any time during the school year.  If a household is not currently eligible and if the household size increases or income decreases because of unemployment or other reasons, the family should contact the school to file a new application.  Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for free or reduced-price benefits if the family income falls at or below the levels shown above. 

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:

  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.

School Nutrition Civil Rights Process for Franklin City Schools

Franklin City Schools is a sponsor of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Nutrition Services Child Nutrition Programs.  Franklin City Schools provides benefits to all eligible individuals without discrimination in accordance with Federal civil rights law and USDA policy as governed by FNS Instruction 113-1.  The USDA, its Agencies, offices, employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, age, and disability. Read more.

A flier with times that breakfast is served at Franklin City Schools.

Franklin City Schools Breakfast program.

Breakfast Program

Breakfast is served each school day at Franklin City Schools. Times are Franklin High School and Franklin Junior High School: 7 to 7:30 a.m. Elementary buildings: 8:10 to 8:30 a.m.  

Food Service Manager:  


Updated US Department of Agriculture Non-Discrimination Statement and Exemption Opportunity: On May 5, the US Department of Agriculture published an updated Non-Discrimination Statement (NDS) that included non-discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and non-discrimination on the basis of gender identity. All documents, pamphlets, websites, etc. must be updated with the new statement as noted below. Under U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulation 7 CFR 15a.205, educational institutions and other entities may claim an exemption from the provisions of Title IX by submitting a written declaration to the Secretary of Agriculture identifying the provisions that conflict with a specific tenet of the religious organization by submitting a request in writing to the US Department of Agriculture. 

  1. Websites must be updated within 90 days of the date of this memorandum.
  2. Documents, pamphlets, brochures, etc., using 2015 NDS language must be updated when current supply on hand is exhausted or by September 30, 2023.
  3. All new printing must use the 2022 NDS.
  4. And Justice For All Posters: Currently posted must remain in place until new posters are received. The Office is ordering new posters for all sponsors and sites and will keep sponsors and sites updated on receipt and mailing.