• All students attending Stayton Elementary (SES), Stayton Intermediate/Middle (SIS/SMS) or Mari-Linn (ML) Schools have automatically been approved to eat one breakfast and lunch meal per day at no charge through the Community Eligibility Provision. There is no paperwork needed! Should a student wish to eat an additional meal or purchase supplemental items, they will need to pay for those with cash or funds that have been deposited into their lunch accounts.

    Neither Stayton High (SHS) or Sublimity (SUB) Schools have met the requirements for whole-building qualification, but families may still apply for free or reduced meals on an individual basis. The income eligibility guidelines are being expanded effective July 1, 2022 so those who have not qualified in the past are encouraged to re-apply. It is important to note that meal charges will start being assessed on the 1st day of school, so it is critical that families apply before Aug. 30, 2022.

    If you have a student(s) at a qualifying school (SES, SIS/SMS or ML) and a student(s) at a non-qualifying school (SHS or SUB), you will need to either deposit funds into their meal account or complete an application for your household to determine eligibility for free/reduced meals for students attending SHS or SUB. 

    ODE Free/Reduced Meals Application  

    My MealTime Lunch Accounts > use this to deposit funds electronically and view your students' purchases. They now have a mobile app as well! Deposits can also be made by cash or check. 



    Click on This Link to See the Most Updated Breakfast and Lunch Menus at All of Our Schools!!


Phone: 503-769-4115


Degrees and Certifications:

AA-Culinary Arts, Art Institute of Seattle ServSafe Food Protection Manager School Nutrition Association-Level 3 Certified

John Barnes - Director of Nutrition Services

Before coming to NSSD in June 2022. John worked as the Nutrition Services Manager at Willamette Valley Medical Center in McMinnville for 19 years from 2003-2022. Prior to that, he was a cook and shift supervisor at WVMC for 3 years from 2000-2003. He worked for two years as a cook/corrections officer at the Washington Corrections Center for Women from 1998-2000, and prior to that, worked as a chef and kitchen manager at restaurants around
the northwest.

He lives in McMinnville with his wife, Angie and daughter, Katie (who is a sophomore at MHS and on varsity Dance and Rugby) He also has three older boys, JT, Brian, and Jacob, all of whom were OSAA high school state wrestling champions! Brian wrestled for one season at University of Northern Colorado and three years at Oregon State and Jacob is just starting his second season wrestling at Oregon State.

In his spare time, he likes to raise and breed different species of tropical fish.

Phone: 503-859-2154


Degrees and Certifications:

Mari-Linn Food Service

Mari-Linn school serves Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch each day. We enjoy when guests come to eat with the students. Mari-Linn has many special events for the families to participate in. We hope that each student has a great day in the cafe everyday!

Phone: 503-769-2198


Degrees and Certifications:

SIS/SMS Food Service Team

Stayton Middle & Intermediate Food Service offers free breakfast for all students. Intermediate students are able to get a grab and go breakfast to eat in the classroom. Stayton Middle is the central kitchen for the district. The food service team is always in your corner. Please come check us out!

Phone: 503-769-2336


Degrees and Certifications:

Stayton Elementary Food Service

Stayton Elementary School serves 300+ Kindergarten to 3rd grade students each day for breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is free for all students. We have a wonderful new facility and enjoy having guests come to eat with the students.   

Phone: 503-769-2171


Degrees and Certifications:

Stayton High School Food Service

Stayton High offers a variety of foods to purchase as a complete meal or ala carte.  Come try out our food and let us know what you think!


Phone: 503-769-2628


Degrees and Certifications:

Sublimity Food Service

Sublimity Food Service would like to extend a warm welcome to all guests to come and eat breakfast or lunch with students.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the food service team at Sublimity.



Degrees and Certifications:

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     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

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