Food Services

Food Services

Students from Eastland Career Center gather and dine in the cafeteria.

* Important SNAP Benefit Announcement *

Per an announcement delivered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service Department, families that use SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits will see changes to the distributed benefit amounts. Pandemic-related SNAP emergency allotments (EA) will end, nationwide, after the February issuance.

If you are enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, this will not impact your enrollment status.

If you are not currently enrolled in the Free and Reduced Lunch program at Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools, you may apply for the program at any time.

For more information on the changes to SNAP benefits, click here.

National School Lunch Program

National School Lunch Program logo

Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical is a member of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Eligible families may apply to receive a reduced or free breakfast and/or lunch. Per new legislation, free lunches are only available to those families that apply for the NSLP program or are considered Direct Certified. 

The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day.

To apply to the Free & Reduced Lunch Program at Eastland-Fairfield:
  • Please create or login to your child's PaySchool Central account
  • Open the menu and select Free/Reduced Lunch Application
  • Follow the on-screen prompts. Tutorials and instruction guides are available here.
Important note: If you are a Direct Certified family, you do not need to complete this application.

Meal Menus/Nutritional Information

Students and families can view upcoming meal menus through MySchool Menus. Meal price and nutrition information, allergen information, and build-a-meal options are also available on this page. 

A black styrofoam plate contains a package of cranberries, a pint of milk, mixed fruit, sausage patties, and donut bites.

  • Breakfast is available to all students, daily.
  • Plate lunches contain the basic food groups, including: protein, grains, vegetables, fruits, and 1/2 pint of milk. Items that qualify for the plate lunch will be labeled in the serving line.
  • Vegetarian options are available.

To view your student's menu:
  • Click this link to visit MySchool Menus
  • Use the dropdown menus to select (a) your child's school, and (b) which menus you would like to view
  • Click GO

Meal Prices

Reduced Lunch: $0.40
Student Lunch: $3.25
Adult Lunch: $4.25
Breakfast: $2.00
Reduced Breakfast: $0.30
Adult Breakfast: $3.00

Plastic plates containing a salad, apple slices, chicken fingers, carrots, cucumbers, and containers of Italian dressing line the cafeteria shelves at ECC.

How to Pay for Meals

PaySchools Central logo (blue)
Eastland-Fairfield uses PaySchools Central, providing parents a one-stop portal to manage their student's meal program and other fee-related needs.

  • No credit card is necessary, and get set up in just minutes.
  • Set up auto-replenish to automatically refill lunch accounts when they are running low.
  • Set up reminders and alerts so you do not miss important information.
  • Review your child's purchases.
  • Take care of payments 24/7 from any device.

Payment by cash or check is also accepted.

A $10.00 charge limit is allowed for each student.


Note: If your child has a PaySchools Central account at their home school, you must use a different email address to create your new Eastland-Fairfield account. 

Email: [email protected] 
Call: 877-393-6628
Support center hours: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. ET (Mon.-Fri.)

Additional Information

The USDA National Hunger Hotline remains a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline, operated by Hunger Free America, can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or for Spanish-speaking families, call 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273).

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 

U.S. MAIL, send to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

FAX: (202) 690-7442


If you have additional questions regarding Food Services, PaySchools Central, or the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program, please contact:

Jodi Gacnik
[email protected]
614-836-4530, ext. 1500
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