Student Breakfast: $1.80

Reduced Breakfast: $0.30

Student 2nd Breakfast: $1.85

Adult Breakfast: $2.25

Single/Extra carton of milk: $0.55

Ala Carte Items: $0.50 & up


Student Lunch: $2.95

Reduced Lunch: $0.40

Student 2nd Lunch: $3.10

A la carte Main Dish: $2.25

Adult Lunch: $4.85

Single/Extra carton of milk: $0.55

Ala Carte Items: $0.50 & up


Please reach out to Karen Ackman with any food service-related questions, comments, or concerns at: or 319-436-5771

Your children may qualify for free meals/milk or for reduced price Meals. Reduced price is $.30 for breakfast and $.40 for lunch.


If you need assistance completing this web-based application contact: Lori Werning, 319-436-5900 or

All food components are offered with each meal. A choice of Milk is offered daily with Breakfast and Lunch.

Breakfast has daily choices of Cold Cereal, Fruit, and 100% Fruit Juice as well as the menu items.

Salad Bars are available in all buildings for Lunch daily.

Menus are subject to change without notice. 

PLEASE NOTE: Breakfast will not be available on late start days.

Parents Note: Any positive or negative balances in your child’s lunch account at the end of last school year were carried over to school year unless a refund was requested.

Please contact Karen with questions or concerns 436-5771 or

Breakfast: Pop Tart

Lunch: Hamburger- Bun, Dill Spear, Green Beans, Applesauce

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Chicken  Sticks, French fries , Peaches, Bread

Breakfast: Pancake / Syrup

Lunch: PBJ(2), Carrots/Ranch, Fresh Fruit

Breakfast: Mini Donut

Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese, Smokies, Seasoned Peas, Diced Pears

Breakfast: Cook’s Choice

Lunch: Pizza, Seasoned Corn, Mixed Fruit, Garlic Bread Stick

Breakfast: Cereal Bar

Lunch: Breaded Pork Patty, Bun – Dill Spear, Green Beans, Applesauce

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Salisbury Patty, Mashed Potatoes, Marg/Gravy, Peaches

Breakfast: French Toast/Syrup

Lunch: Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Celery/PB, Fresh Fruit

Breakfast: Long John

Lunch: Creamed Chicken, Biscuit, Mixed Vegetables Strawberries

Breakfast: PBJ

Lunch: Hot Dog -Bun, Baked Beans, Watermelon

Breakfast: Pop Tart

Lunch: Chicken Patty- Bun, Green Beans, Applesauce

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Sweet/Sour Chicken, Rice, Steamed Broccoli, Pineapple

Breakfast: Pancake / Syrup

Lunch: Viking Fun Meal, Fresh Vegetables, Fresh Fruit

Breakfast: Mini Donut

Lunch: Chicken Alfredo, Cheese Stick, Mixed Vegetables, Mixed Fruit

Breakfast: Bagel, Cr. Cheese

Lunch: Pizza, Fresh Tomatoes, Sliced Apples

Breakfast: Cereal Bar

Lunch: BBQ Rib Sandwich, Green Beans, Applesauce

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Chicken , Mashed Potatoes, Gravy/Marg., Peaches, Dinner Roll

Breakfast: French Toast/Syrup

Lunch: Deli Turkey and Cheese Sandwich, Fresh Peppers, Fruit Cup

Breakfast: Long John

Lunch: Spaghetti-Meat, Peanut Butter Sand., Seasoned Corn, Pears

Breakfast: Pancake/Sausage

Lunch: Corn Dog, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Grahm

Revised 5-5-22

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, DC 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Declaración de no discriminación del Departmamento de Agricultura (USDA)

Policy 710.04: Meal Charges

In accordance with state and federal law, the Vinton-Shellsburg school district adopts the following policy to ensure school district employees, families, and students have a shared understanding of expectations regarding meal charges. The policy seeks to allow students to receive the nutrition they need to stay focused during the school day, prevent the overt identification of students with insufficient funds to pay for school meals, and maintain the financial integrity of the nonprofit school nutrition program. 

Payment of Meals 
Students have use of a meal account. When the balance reaches $0.00 a student may charge no more than 3 meals to this account. When an account reaches this limit, a student will not be allowed to charge further meals or a la carte items until the negative account balance is paid.  Parents may add dollars using our electronic payment options or having money paid at the school offices.
Students who qualify for free meals shall never be denied a reimbursable meal, even if they have accrued a negative balance from previous purchases. Students with outstanding meal charge debt will be allowed to purchase a meal if the student pays for the meal when it is received. 
Employees may use a charge account for meals but may not charge to this account. When an account reaches a negative balance of -$5.00, an employee will not be allowed to charge further meals or a la carte items until there is money in the account.

Negative Account Balances
The school district will make reasonable efforts to notify families when meal account balances are low. Additionally, the school district will make reasonable efforts to collect unpaid meal charges classified as delinquent debt. The school district will coordinate communications with families to resolve the matter of unpaid charges. Families will be notified of an outstanding negative balance once the negative balance reaches $55. Families will be notified by phone, email and or letter.  Negative balances of more than $55, not paid prior to third day of the following month will be turned over to the superintendent or superintendent’s designee for collection. Options may include:  collection agencies, small claims court, or any other legal method permitted by law. 

Unpaid Student Meals
The district with establish an unpaid student meals account in a school nutrition fund. Funds from private sources, and funds from the district flexibility account may be deposited into the unpaid school meals account in accordance with the law. Funds shall be used only to pay individual student meal debt.

Communication of the Policy 
The policy and supporting information regarding meal charges will be provided in writing or electronically to:

All households at or before the start of each school year; 

  • Students and families who transfer into the district, at time of transfer; and
  • All staff responsible for enforcing any aspect of the policy.  

Records of how and when the policy and supporting information was communicated to households and staff will be retained. 

It is the responsibility of the superintendent to develop an administrative process to implement this policy. 


Girls sitting around lunch table in the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School lunch room.


The F2S Chapter was organized in 2015 with the goals to increase the use of locally grown fresh and nutritious produce, increase meal participation and reduce processed foods while addressing food insecurity and obesity. Since 2015 the Vinton-Shellsburg Farm to School Chapter has worked with community volunteers and the Vinton-Shellsburg Community School Food Service Program to provide food samples to students and in the community, seek feedback from students and families on food samples, and incorporate new recipes, emphasizing locally grown, fresh foods into the school menu based on student and family input.


1. Local products for children in school
2. Healthy food options available for children in school
3. Provide fresh, good tasting food to children in school
4. Support long term health of children, by introducing a variety of fruits and vegetables.


Due to the weather, Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District will have a two-hour late start today (Monday, March 7).

Please Note: Breakfast is not available on late start days.

(And a reminder of a previous schedule change — We will have an Early Out and PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES  TOMORROW, MARCH 8.)