Food Services

100 Valley Drive, Entry #6
Helena, MT 59602
Robert Worthy
Food Services Director
Rhonda Crouse
Operations Manager
Barb Avard
Food Service Manager
Meals for Helena Children during School Closure

The Helena Public Schools and Sodexo will be providing grab and go breakfast/lunch bags today through the end of next week. Any child 1-18 can pick up a lunch; they do not need to provide any identification. We are requesting families complete this confidential, two-question survey so we can gauge how many grab-and-go meal bags to prepare. Sites are listed on this LINK.

School Lunch Menu

Click HERE to view the school menu powered by Sodexo.

Applying for your child(ren) to receive Free and Reduced breakfast and lunch is easy and fast.  To apply for Free and Reduced breakfast and lunch, please see this application packet or contact Angie Ford at or (406) 324-2009.

Helena Public Schools Breakfast & Lunch Program

The Helena Public Schools Breakfast and Lunch Program has always prided itself on providing nutritious and healthy meals for all Helena students.  Staff members have been trained to recognize and encourage children to eat a complete well-balanced meal.  While it will always be a delicate balance between what children want to eat and what the lunch program serves, we belief that we have and will continue to meet this balance by listening to our customers, guiding and training our staff and implementing all the tools at our disposal.

National School Lunch Program

The Helena Public Schools Breakfast and Lunch Program participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).  As participants we must serve lunches  consistent with the applicable recommendations of the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans (the Food Pyramid) including a variety of foods; a diet with plenty of grain products, vegetables and fruits; a diet moderate in sugars and salt; and a diet with 30% or less of calories from fat and less than 10% of calories from saturated fat.  Additionally, lunches must provide, on average over each school week, at least 1/3 of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein, iron, calcium, and vitamins A and C.  School lunches must meet Federal nutrition requirements, but decisions about what specific foods to serve and how they are prepared are made by local school food service personnel.