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Welcome to the Firelands Food Service web page. I hope that you find this information helpful to you and your family. If  I can be of any assistance please feel free to contact me!

Mrs. Judy Baumann
Food Service Director
Office: 440-965-5821 x 1011
2020-2021 Information
Please take a minute and watch my video. I talk about some of the important changes for the 2020-2021 school year here.

Free Meals

Beginning September 15, 2020, Firelands Food Service Department will provide free breakfast and lunch for all in person students, regardless of need. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it will finance this program through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Every Firelands student has the opportunity to receive free standard breakfast and lunch through this program. Students will be asked in the morning (by their teacher) if they want to receive breakfast and/or lunch. This will help us to plan and prepare appropriately. Please note that special a la carte items at all schools are not included in this program but these items will still be available to purchase.

Online families are also able to take advantage of this program.  If you are an online family and you have questions about this offering, please contact Mrs. Baumann at [email protected].

It is important for families that feel they would qualify for waived school fees to complete a meal application.  In order for student fees to be waived, a meal application must be completed and approved. Click here to complete an application.
Online Meal Application
Online meal application / Preferred Method - Click Here

Paper copy of meal application - 20 21 meal application.pdf
Paper applications can be returned to the building secretaries or mailed to:
  Firelands Board of Education
  Attn: Mrs. Baumann
  112 North Lake St.
  South Amherst, OH  44001
An updated application must be filled out every school year. If your child received assistance the previous year, that same status will roll over until September 30th or until a new applicaiton is received prior to this date. If a new application is not received by September 30, the meal status will automatically change to denied.  
You may apply anytime throughout the school year.   If a change in household income or family dynamics change, please apply. 

Firelands Schools has implemented an online portal for meal assistance. Parent / Guardian can quickly and easily fill out free and reduced meal applications in a secure, step-by-step portal. You may apply any time after July 1. The instructions are listed here. You will need the student I.D. to register (same student number as PowerSchool). https://payschoolscentral.com Click registeràSelect parentàEnter your first and last name along with a password you createà Complete the required informationà Click finishà It will take you back to the Log-in screenà You can now complete the necessary information to complete the application process.

Step by Step Instructions - Click Here


Online Payment Processing Vendor

 Go to PaySchools Central to make online payments to your child's meal account for breakfast and lunch. This same site is used for the online meal application as well.  
If you need any assistance, contact PaySchools at 877-393-6628 
Need help with the transition? Please click here for easy to follow directions. 
Food Assistance

Information for food assistance in Lorain/Erie counties

Lorain County Job & Family Services -Ohio Direction Card 
Lorain County food pantries - Faith Based
Greater Lorain County - United Way
Lorain County Office on Aging - Emergency Pantries 
Lorain and Erie Counties Second Harvest Food Bank help - Second Harvest Partner by location 
South Amherst United Methodist Church: 24 hour emergency pantry: (440) 986-2461. You must call ahead of time. 
Summer months:
Click on this link to find a phone number for locations where meals are served during the summer months.
Click on this link for an interactive county map to see what areas offer summer meals. Please click on the county that you live in.
Click on this link for a Summer Food Service Clickable Map and Summer food Service Program Locations
If you have school-aged student(s) in need of breakfast and/or lunch this summer, simply call 1-866-3-HUNGRY (486479). 

Meal Assistance
An updated meal application must be filled out every school year.  For those that don't return an updated form at the beginning of the year, your child's meal status will change to denied 30 days after the start of school. Meal assistance applications can be submitted anytime throughout the school year. Only 1 application needed per household. 
All applications are processed the first week of school and notification are mailed to households.  If you are unsure if your child qualified please contact Judy Baumann 440-965-5821 ext 1011.
Direct Certification is run several times throughout the year.  Any student qualifying for free meals through Direct Certification (a list received from the State) will receive a notification letter.  This letter, in bold letters at the top will read "NOTIFICATION FOR FREE MEALS". Please take time to read this letter as it contains important information. If you receive this letter at the start of the school year, you DO NOT need to fill out a meal application.
School fees are not automatically waived if your child qualifies for free meals.  YOU MUST return the bottom portion of the direct cert letter or mark the appropriate box on the meal application.  
Parent Links

Charge Policy for School Meals

Charge procedure for all schools: Click here
Subs Needed

The Food Service Department of the Firelands Local School District is currently seeking Substitute Kitchen help. 

This is not a contracted position.  Once you complete the proper paper work your name is put on a list for subbing in the kitchens. You will be called on an as needed basis.
All interested individuals will need to complete an Employment Application and pass a Criminal Background Check, before being placed on the Substitute Calling List.
Save the application to your computer and email to Mrs. Sue Schaefer.
Please call the Board Office at 440-965-5821 for more information.
Cafeteria News

Just a few of our fresh offerings


Students enjoying some fresh apples from Quarry Hill Orchards. Brooke Gammie talked about Farm to School and sampled a couple varieties of apples with the students.

Some of the new and exciting items we are offering. 
We are part of a program where we get some wonderful
fresh produce.  Our students are served fresh romaine salads,
bananas,  baby carrots and local grown apples to name a few.

What Makes A Meal / 5 Components

What Makes A Meal

1.Meat/Meat Alternate (yogurt or cheese)


SAMS and FES: Breakfast in the classroom. Breakfast is served at all 3 schools for any student interested.  If your child qualifies for meal assistance they can get breakfast for .30 or free depending on meal status. Breakfast is served as soon as students get off the bus.  Elementary and Middle school students pick up a breakfast and take it back to their classroom.

Meal Prices


FHS - $2.95
SAMS - $2.85 
FES - $2.65
Reduced - .40 
Milk - .50 


All schools - $1.60
Reduced -.30
Milk -.50 
Lunch main dish - $2.35
Breakfast main dish -  $1.25 
**Each school offers a variety of alacart items.  

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