Food Services

picture of food heartFree meals for all! 

All students in the Elyria Schools are able to eat for free this school year. The Ohio Department of Education announced last summer that all students in Ohio would receive free meals during the pandemic. 

Aramark--Elyria's foodservice provider--has prepared and served millions of meals to children in Elyria since March of 2020, all at no cost to families.

This year the company launched new "heat and eat" meals that are precooked, packaged and ready to be warmed in the microwave or oven. The meals are similar in concept to frozen meals or "TV dinners" from a grocery store. 

Apply online for free/reduced meals

Aramark offers an easy online application process for free and reduced school meals at

The online option for completing the meal application is handy and efficient, and is also now possible through the online registration link for new and returning students.

For assistance completing the online application, please refer to this step-by-step guide. 

Monthly School Breakfast and Lunch Menus

To view allergen & nutrition information for our menus, please use the link. 

Like many institutions across the nation, Elyria Schools and Aramark are managing new supply chain issues.

While we have ample food supplies, sometimes shortages of particular items require us to be flexible in our menu plans. 

While the menus may show certain items on certain days, this could change unexpectedly. We continue to provide great menu choices for breakfast and lunch each and every day.

This school year, all students can eat lunch for free, regardless of eligibility. There's no better time to give school meals a try! 


National School Lunch and Breakfast Program

Please read this important statement related to the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program here.

For more information on the program or how to enroll, please contact Aramark Foodservice, 284-8262.



Monthly Menus at-a-glance

(selections are subject to change)

Preschool: Snack Bags

Heights Elem.: BreakfastLunch

Heights Middle: BreakfastLunch

Ely: BreakfastLunch

Elyria High: BreakfastLunchDinner

Hamilton: BreakfastLunch

Northwood Elem.: BreakfastLunch

Northwood Middle: BreakfastLunch

Westwood Elem.: BreakfastLunch

Westwood Middle: BreakfastLunch