If you’d like to earn Black & Gold hours helping with our Summer Food Service Program this summer, please contact Karen Ackman by email at to be considered. Opportunities are available at both Shellsburg and Tilford Elementary and we will work with your schedule.



Student Breakfast: $1.75

Reduced Breakfast: $0.30

2nd Breakfast: $1.85

Adult Breakfast: $2.10

Extra carton of milk: $0.45


Student Lunch: $2.85

Reduced Lunch: $0.40

2nd Lunch: $3.00

A la carte Main Dish: $2.25

Adult Lunch: $4.25

Extra carton of milk: $0.45

At Breakfast, milk, cold cereal, fruit and fruit juice are available daily in addition to the breakfast menu items listed. Milk choices are offered with all meals. 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

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, 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. 


Code No. 710.4

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Seasoned Green Beans, Applesauce, Peanut Butter Bar

Breakfast: PBJ

Lunch: Sub Sandwich, Mixed Vegetables, Orange Slices, Sun Chip 6-12

Breakfast: Combo Bar

Lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, & Smokies, Seasoned Green Beans, Applesauce

Breakfast: French Toast/Syrup

Lunch: Creamed Chicken Gravy, Biscuit, Mixed Vegetables, Strawberries

Breakfast: Sweet Roll

Lunch: Soup-Saltines, Toasted Cheese Sandwich, Carrots/Ranch, Pears

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Cheeseburger, Bun- Dill Spear, Seasoned Potatoes, Peaches

Breakfast: Sausage Gravy-Biscuit,

Lunch: Walking Taco, Seasoned Corn, Mixed Fruit,  Churro

Breakfast: Cook’s Choice

Lunch: Cook’s Choice, Check with your building!

Breakfast: Pancake/Syrup

Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Banana, Cinnamon Roll

Breakfast: Sweet Roll

Lunch: Sloppy Joe – Bun, Dill Pickle, Seasoned Fries, Pears

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Teriyaki Bites, Seasoned Corn, Mandarin Oranges, Bread and Butter

Breakfast: PBJ

Lunch: Deli Meat and Cheese Wrap, Fresh Vegetable/Ranch, Mixed Fruit, Baked Cheetos

Breakfast: Breakfast Bar/Pop Tart

Lunch: Hot Dog/Bun, Baked Beans, Applesauce, Snack Cookie

Breakfast: French Toast/Syrup

Lunch: Breaded Chicken Patty, Bun-Dill Spear, Savory Carrots, Mixed Fruit

Breakfast: Sweet Roll

Lunch: Spaghetti and Meat sauce, Seasoned Green Beans, Peaches, Peanut Butter Bar

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Sweet n Sour Chicken, Rice, Broccoli, Pineapple

Breakfast: Cook’s Choice

Lunch: Breakfast Pizza, Yogurt, Hash Brown, Fresh Fruit

Breakfast: Yogurt

Lunch: Pizza, Seasoned Green Beans, Applesauce

Breakfast: Cook’s Choice

Lunch: Cook’s Choice, Check with your building!

Breakfast: Sweet Roll

Lunch: Cook’s Choice, Check with your building!

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza

Lunch: Cook’s Choice, Check with your building!

Breakfast: Cook’s Choice

Lunch: Cook’s Choice, Check with your building

All FNS nutrition assistance programs, State or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following 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 
  2. Fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442


This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 


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, 800-457-4416; website:

The Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District provides equal educational and employment opportunities and will not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  Vinton-Shellsburg Community School District shall take affirmative action in recruitment, appointment, assignment and advancement of women and men, minorities and disabled.  Inquiries regarding compliance with equal educational or employment opportunities and/or affirmative action shall be directed to Becky Lutgen, Equity Coordinator, Vinton-Shellsburg CSD, 1502 C Avenue, Vinton, Iowa  52349 or  Inquiries may also be directed in writing to the Director of the Region VII Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, or the Director of the Region VII Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education in Chicago, IL.

Federal Civil Rights Statement

This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly. In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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.)