Child Nutrition

General Information

Cumberland County Schools Child Nutrition Services would like to take this opportunity to acquaint you with our services.  Our goal is to provide quality meals through quality services to our customers in the schools in this district.

The Child Nutrition Services is a non-profit organization that operates 86 cafeterias in the Cumberland County Schools, as well as provides meals during the summer through our Summer Feeding Program.  We also provide meals to the Headstart sites in our community.  Child Nutrition Services assists special programs, such as Prime Time, with daily snacks for their After School Care Program for children.  In conjunction with providing healthy, nutritious meals at a reasonable cost, we provide nutrition education for students as we seek to introduce our students to healthier choices during meal time for a better way of life.

Child Nutrition is a self-supporting federal reimbursement program.  This means that we are reimbursed for every free and reduced meal that we serve to students.  We generate revenue by serving the “paying” student and offering a la carte items in our schools.  Any profit made is reinvested in our program to provide higher quality food at lower costs, on-going training for our staff, and to improve our equipment and facilities.

We operate a National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program in all of our schools under a $24 million budget.  Our cafeterias serve over 51,000 meals per day – approximately 15,000 breakfasts and 36,000 lunches.  To accomplish our mission of feeding the students of Cumberland County Schools a nutritious meal, we employ approximately 600 people.

Our menus are developed by a committee of Cumberland County School cafeteria managers with guidance from our own registered dietitian.  While our goal is to provide student appealing meals, we also must abide by all federal, state, and local regulations regarding not only our menus, but our overall program.  This includes accommodating students with special dietary needs in our breakfast and lunch programs.

The Child Nutrition Services’ office staff is composed of an Executive Director, Director, Director of Business, five supervisors, six specialized clerical staff members, a computer technician, a training manager, two equipment specialist, a refrigeration specialist, and an equipment technician apprentice.

For further information on our Program or the information listed on this page, please contact the Child Nutrition Office at 910.678.2502.


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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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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, etc.), 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:

(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: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Published by Jennifer Rozier on November 8, 2019

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