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Food Services

At Elkhart Community Schools Food Services, we know that good nutrition and learning go hand in hand!

The Food Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals who are dedicated to students’ health, wellbeing and their ability to learn. We prepare nutritious meals that meet and exceed state and federal requirements based on USDA standards.

New USDA Guidelines and Meal Patterns
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. Ala carte items available for purchase meet USDA Smart Snack guidelines. We offer a variety of meal choices to appeal to students' tastes. We strive to make a positive environment and to know our students by name.

Through the implementation of the School Wellness Policy, Food Service creates an environment which supports healthy eating behaviors.

To access lunch menus, click the LINQ Connect Portal button provided below. Choose "Elkhart Community Schools" and then select your school on the right-hand side. If the menu is not displayed correctly, adjust the calendar mode to "Weekly."

LINQ Connect Portal

Food Service Information Flyer

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Catering From the Heart

Founded in 2016, the Elkhart Community Schools Catering From The Heart program has grown from serving special functions across the district to providing excellent food and service across the community. Always aiming to serve original, from-scratch cooking, Catering From The Heart provides a diverse and delicious menu for any occasion. From reliable breakfast standbys, to crowd-pleasing snack platters, to tasty lunch and dinner options, there's no way to go wrong! 

Elkhart Community Schools offers catering options! Click for Menu.

Food Services

Kent Street Services Building
1135 Kent Street
Elkhart, IN 46514

Pam Melcher
Director of Food Services

Diana Karre

Shannon Stone
Food Services Training Specialist

Nicole Scheetz
Food Services Bid & Commodity Specialist

Dymple Ware
Food Services Bookkeeper