Food Service

Free and Reduced Price Lunch Application

The Free and Reduced Price Meal Application for 2021-2022 is available by clicking here. This application is for any student attending KSD or enrolling in KSD for the 2021-2022 school year. Students who are pre-enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year should not submit an application until next year's application is available in the summer.


Kearney School District has contracted with Southwest Foodservice Excellence to provide healthy meal choices in our schools.

Menus are available at

Meal Prices

All families are encouraged to fill out the Online Meal Application Form. Completing this form allows families to qualify for free and reduced meal prices and also allows KSD to potentially become eligible for additional academic resources and funding.

 2021-2022 PK-5 6-12 Reduced Adult, Child Visitor &
Second Student
Lunch $2.55 $2.65 $0.40 $3.50
Breakfast $1.85 $1.85 $0.30 $1.85

Extra milk is $0.50.

About Food Service

Southwest Foodservice Excellence (SFE) is honored and excited to partner with Kearney School District. We are committed to the nutritional well-being of every student. SFE is passionate about enhancing the quality of life of your student population by providing a variety of fresh and nutritious menu selections, interactive educational food programs, and unparalleled customer service.

KSD participates in the School Breakfast Program and the National School Lunch Program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. SFE offers several hot entrée selections and side dishes daily from our Culinary Creations. Our Executive Chefs are already hard at work creating nutritious, made from scratch recipes to add to your schools’ menus. Here are just some of the new items you will see at your cafeterias beginning this school year:

  • Luigi’s Eatery - Serving all your favorite Italian cuisine creations! Freshly made Specialty Pizzas, Calzones, Lasagna, and Fettuccini Alfredo.
  • Red Dragon - Traditional Pacific Rim and Asian Cuisine consisting of Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry, Sweet and Sour Pork, Chow Mein, and Beef and Broccoli.
  • Traditional Cuisine - Homemade specialties such as Chicken Pot Pie, Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes, Turkey and Dressing and Baked Chicken.
  • Taco Street - Hispanic and Native American Dishes! Taco salads, Beef and Chicken tacos, and made to order burritos and enchiladas.
  • Gourmet Greens - Fresh Salads! Freshly prepared Sizzling Salads, Southwest Chicken Salad, Cobb Salad, Mediterranean Salad and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable bar.
  • Delicatessen - sandwiches on freshly baked breads and wraps.

We are committed to the nutritional well-being of every student and staff member in the KSD community. Students who receive a school meal are also welcome to help themselves to our fresh fruit and vegetable bar each day at no additional cost. As part of our commitment to your school, you will not only have healthy new menu items such as those listed above, but will also have additional made from scratch meals, and outdoor grills. Additionally, we will offer fun programs such as the Roving Chef Program, where nutrition education meets hands-on culinary training.

We are proud to be the guardians of the KSD nutritional program and look forward to working together putting child nutrition first.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our office:


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