School Nutrition Services

  • School Nutrition Services in Chatham County Schools enters the 2019-20 school year with director Jennifer Ozkurt, whose background as a scientist with the United States Department of Agriculture and work as a registered dietitian positions her as the point person toward pleasing the palates of students and educators with nutritionally sound meals. 

    Chef Xavier Patterson will add plenty of variety to those options. The twists and turns he makes in the kitchen has the potential to make some of the district's high school seniors rethink going off campus for lunch. His food is that good. Parents and guardians who eat school meals with their students are able to get a taste of that. 

    Follow training specialist Sabrina Chappell-Strickland on social media:; You'll want to keep up with her posts. When she's not, say, championing the importance of eating breakfast, the highly trained food practitioner is offering insight to those who work hard in the district's cafeterias preparing great meals

    Connecting the dots behind the scenes are office administrator Renee Langley and business manager Cecile Teague. Their attention to detail ensures that the district's cafeteria personnel have what they need to provide well-rounded meals to roughly 10,960 students and staff members. 

    The cafeteria manager at Silk Hope School pulls pizza from the oven.


Meal Prices for 2020-2021 School Year

Age Level Meal Paid Reduced
Elementary (K-5) Breakfast $1.50 FREE
Elementary (K-5) Lunch $3.00 FREE
Middle School (6-8) Breakfast $1.50 FREE
Middle School (6-8) Lunch $3.00 FREE
High School (9-12) Breakfast $1.50 FREE
High School (9-12) Lunch $3.00 FREE
All levels (K-12) Milk Carton (a la carte) $0.50 $0.50
Adult Breakfast a la carte
Adult Lunch a la carte
  • Questions about free or reduced-priced school meals may be directed to School Nutrition Services at 919.542.6600. 

    The cafeteria manager where your students attend school are able to provide direction regarding money owed for meals at that campus. 

    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.