Food Service

Food Service

Food Service Department

Ms. Jill Orris
Food Service Director
Phone: 330-753-1025 ext. 13107
Fax Line: 330-848-4226

Administrative Assistant to the 
Food Service Director
Phone: 330-753-1025 ext. 13121
Fax Line: 330-848-4226

Barberton High School Cafe Manager
Phone: 330-753-1084  ext. 25460
Barberton Middle School Cafe Manager
Phone: 330-745-9950  ext. 22460
Barberton Elementary East Cafe Manager
Phone: 330-745-5492  ext. 23460
Barberton Elementary West Cafe Manager
Phone: 330-825-2183  ext. 24460


Ms. Doris Graham

Barberton Preschool - Cook V

Phone 330-780-3208 ext 12460


Mission Statement

Barberton City Schools Food Service believes a well nourished child is better prepared to learn. Learning healthy eating habits at an early age is essential for a life-long healthy and productive lifestyle.  Our staff is committed to excellence in providing safe, nutritious breakfast and lunch menus daily to all students.

Updates for 2021-2022 School Year 

USDA has extended the availability of FREE meals for a second year to allow all students to receive both breakfast and lunch free until June 30, 2022 due to the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency.  Students will only need funds in their meal account if they choose to purchase ala carte items. 

With one year under our belts dealing with Covid procedures, we are confident moving forward that we can safely serve your children breakfast and lunch daily.  Where they might be eating is still being discussed.  Our Summit County Board of Health has inspected all of our kitchens and we had zero critical violations noted.  

Our Food Service Staff has 12 employees certified in Level II Food Protection holding ServSafe Certificates, all certified in 2020.  All Food Service Staff completed Level I training in February 2020. We have Food Safety training scheduled for all our staff in January 2022 as this remains a high priority for our department.  We are well prepared to serve your children.

Computerized Point of Sale


All schools in our district have a computerized point of sale, which allows parents to deposit money into their student’s meal account. All of our students have been assigned an ID number, which they have memorized. They will keep the same ID number from Preschool all the way through the twelfth grade. All students will receive a Student ID card the first week of school. We no longer use a pin pad to access the student’s meal accounts. All students must carry their student ID cards with them. The system contains a student database, which will include a picture of the student along with the student’s information including their account balance. This system is called:  PaySchools Central.


PaySchools Central 


Barberton City Schools offers PaySchools Central for their central payment portal for parents.  Now you can pay for your children's school meals, add ala carte money, pay fees, and more online, securely and quickly.  No more lost cash or checks!  Create your account using your computer or tablet at:  If you want to use your phone, download the PaySchoolsCentral app on the Apple App or Google Play. Once registered, you can apply for Free or Reduced meals. Applications are accepted anytime during the school year. Even though for the 21-22 school year meals are free, we are asking parents to still complete the meal application. If approved, you may be eligible for other benefits, such as a waiver of school fees at the high school level and possible EBT benefits.

Some additional points to remember are listed below:

  • Due to COVID-19, we prefer parents using PaySchoolsCentral or send in checks for their meal payments. 
  • Please send check, cash or money order for ala carte purchases in a sealed envelope or Magic Meal envelope. 
  • Make checks payable to your school's cafeteria.  
  • “Magic Meal Envelopes” are available at your child’s elementary school or include the below information on any envelope.
    • Information on meal envelopes must include your child’s name and Student ID number. 
  • Please do not combine meal money with other school fees on the same check or money order.
  • To review our Barberton City School District Payment Procedure for School Meals, click here
  • We have replaced the pin pads that the students used to enter their ID numbers with scranners. We need each student to have their ID cards on them when coming through the meal line. There is no charge for the meal, but if any other purchase (ala carte) is made, we need to see the balance on their account. No charging for ala carte items again this year. ID cards will be provided for all students. Please make sure they have them each day.


Free & Reduced Priced Meals

The Barberton Schools participates in the National School Breakfast and Lunch program.  Students from households at or below the published income level may be eligible for free and reduced-price meals. To apply for this benefit, please obtain an application from your building secretary, print one off of this site, OR the preferred method, apply online by registering on A new Free & Reduced Meal application must be completed each new school year, failure to do so will result in a termination of meal benefits. Your status will change once the application has been processed for approval or denial. Applications are accepted anytime during the school year.

Food Allergies

If your child/ren have an allergy, please click here to access the Nursing Services web page and locate the appropriate form for your situation. Return these forms to the school nurse in your building. The nurse will inform the cafeteria of your situation and Food Service will put a note on their meal account. 

Substitutions for children with issues consuming milk or who are lactose intolerant will only be considered if the child has a fatal allergy and a Doctor’s note saying what the substitution should be, which could be water or juice.  Contact Jill Orris at 330-753-1025 ext. 13107 if you have any questions.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  

Non-Discrimination Statement

PaySchools Central

Manage Lunch Account


Meal menus will not be posted until further notice. Please read the Parent Letter below for further information. 

Cooking Directions for Remote Meals

NEW Serving Information

Payment Information

Free/Reduced Meal Info

Breakfast Awareness

Classroom Parties

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
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, 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 here, 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;
(3) email: [email protected].
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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