School Meal Bags Available

  • School meal bags are available for weekly curbside pickup at all six District 214 high schools – free of charge to all children ages 18 and under.

    Wednesday: 8:00 to 10:00 am.

Food and Nutrition Services

  • Dear District 214 Family,

    We know the importance of providing healthy meals and the impact nutrition has on a student’s educational experience and their overall well-being. The D214 Food and Nutrition Services Department is pleased to announce that we will continue to offer meals free of charge, to all children ages 18 and under, throughout this summer, June 2-July 28, 2021. This is made possible through a waiver sponsored by the USDA.

    What this means for you:

    Meal bags will be available for drive thru pick-up for any children ages 18 and under, every Wednesday, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (new time) at all 6 District 214 High Schools, Rain or Shine.

    Meal bags consist of seven complete breakfasts and seven complete lunches containing proteins, whole grains, fruit, vegetables, and milk.

    Your bag may contain a mixture of refrigerated and frozen meals. Please store items in a refrigerator/freezer within one hour of pick-up. Instructions for storing and cooking meals are available below.

    Storage and Heating Instructions 

    Children do not need to be present at the time of pick-up. You can pick up a meal bag at any District school and do not need an ID for pick-up. You may pick up food for all of your children (including anyone under age 18) at one site.

    See pick up location instructions below:

    • Buffalo Grove High School - Enter lot off Dundee Rd and line up in the bus lane to Door #6. 
      Contact Cyndee Michelau at with questions.
    • Elk Grove High School - Elk Grove Blvd. to Lions Drive, through “back” Parking Lot to Door #29 – Bus Entrance.
      Contact Kristen Petlicki at with questions 
    • John Hersey High School - Cars enter off Thomas Ave. to main south entrance circle Door #1 and exit on Thomas.
      Contact Annette Terzic at with questions. 
    • Prospect High School - Enter PHS parking lot off of Forest Ave by tennis courts and follow drive along the building to Door #29 (Alongside the café).
      Contact Frances Reithal-Cira at with questions.
    • Rolling Meadows High School - Enter main entrance off Central Rd. and follow drive in front of building, Door #3.
      Contact Marcy Berkowitz at with questions.
    • Wheeling High School - Enter parking lot off Hintz toward back of main circle, to Door #29 for pick up.
      Contact MaryEllen Antonucci at with questions. 

    1. Please have your trunk empty and available for staff to load meal bags.
    2. When you arrive at the pick-up location, follow the posted signage.
    3. Stay in your vehicle. Staff will load meal bags into your trunk.
    4. Children do not need to be present at the time of pick-up. 
    5. If you are ill, please do not come to the meal bag pick-up location.
    6. Items in the meal bag are perishable and must be stored in the refrigerator or freezer immediately.

    For District 214 families who are unable to pick-up meals during the scheduled curbside pick-up times, please reach out to the Food Service Manager at your school (contact info above) to make alternative arrangements.

    The food service department adheres to all safety and sanitation procedures according to the Illinois Department of Public Health 

    If you have questions, please contact:

    The District 214 Food and Nutrition Services Office at 847-718-7638 

    Thank you!

    Please keep in mind that the annual Free/Reduced Meal Application will still need to be completed if you need assistance with other applicable program fees and for meals.

    This application is available at any time online on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal link below.

    If you would like to apply for Free or Reduced price benefits, please visit the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to apply online beginning in August. The form is located under the More/Meal Benefits Tab.

    High School District 214 Food and Nutrition Services

    The Food and Nutrition Services Department of Township High School District 214 is an independently operated, non-profit $4 million-dollar-a-year program. More than 85 part-time Nutrition Services professionals take pride in preparing breakfast and lunch for more than 12,000 students and staff members daily. We believe that adequate nutrition contributes positively to students' learning ability, behavior, and general well-being. Therefore, we are very committed to providing this service to the students in the district. We prepare food on-site in all of our buildings. 

    Our Mission Statement

    To provide safe, nutritious, and appetizing meals and snacks at a fair price to promote and encourage the development of sound nutrition habits that will foster academic success. 

    Our Goals

    1. Provide quality meals in a positive atmosphere that encourages students to participate. 
    2. Offer the variety of menu items and snacks that our students have come to expect.
    3. Serve meals that incorporate a variety of foods that are appealing to students.

    Nutrition Integrity

    • Student meals contain adequate calories and a variety of foods to support growth, development, and a healthy weight.
    • Purchasing practices ensure the use of high quality ingredients to maximize student acceptance.

    Safe Food Handling Practices

    Our food services department is committed to providing safe, wholesome food to our customers. All of our central office staff, cafeteria managers, and General School Nutrition III employees who cook or prepare foods are required to have a current sanitation certificate through the state of Illinois Department of Public Health as a condition of employment. Many of our general employees, while not required, have also opted to receive this important training and have successfully completed the course of study and have taken the required refresher courses to keep their licenses current. All Nutrition employees complete safe food handling training annually. We firmly believe this education to be of paramount importance in our operations.

    All of our cafeterias are inspected a minimum of twice each school year by the health departments of the municipalities in which the schools are located. We are proud to say that our cafeterias continue to receive scores in the high 90's with some having 100% scores.


  • District 214 Food and Nutrition Services Office

    847-718-7638 or 847-718-7639