Food Service

  •  Welcome to Rock Hill Schools Food Service Department 

    Feeding Hearts and Minds One Day at a Time
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    The mission of the Rock Hill Schools Food Service Department is to provide high quality, nutritionally sound food service programs that support student learning, health, and development. In cooperation with our food service management company, Southwestern Foodservice Excellence all schools serve a nutritious breakfast and lunch every day.  All meals served meet nutritional standards established by federal (U.S. Department of Agriculture) and state (South Carolina Department of Education) regulations.

    • Meals for Virtual Academy Students

      Open meal pick up times are from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Information needed to receive meals would be; guardian’s name, student’s name, and student number. A dedicated food service staff member would prepare the meals that are needed and bring them out to your car when you arrive. A breakfast for the next day would be provided concurrently with lunch. Food handling instructions will also be provided.  All meals throughout the school year would be provided free of charge for all enrolled virtual students at the Rock Hill School District.

      The pickup schools are Ebinport Elementary, Castle Heights Middle School, Dutchman Creek Middle, and Northwestern High School. Any Rock Hill school district student can receive a meal from any of the designated pick up locations.

    • Free and Reduced Meal Application
      ALL student meals will be free to students through the 2021-2022 school year.

      Free/reduced meal applications for the 2021/2022 school year are now open.

      Meals will be provided free of charge for the 2021/2022 school year. Though this is the case, qualifying for free or reduced meals may also qualify you for additional benefits including PEBT, reduced district fees, etc. The fastest and easiest way to fill out an application is online at Paper applications can also be obtained at your school. If you fill out a paper application, they can be handed in to your school’s office staff or sent directly to the food service department at 1234 Flint St. EXT, Rock Hill, SC 29730.

      For application questions or status on an application contact Gary Black 803 981-1003 or Email 

    • Newsletter - November 2021 Monthly Happenings


    Non-Discrimination 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 online at: 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.


Contact Us

  • Gary Black

    Gary Black
    Food Service Contract Administrator
    Phone: 803-981-1003


    Tilena Taylor

    Tilena Taylor
    Accountability Specialist/ Bookkeeper
    Phone: 803-981-1019


    Brian Stradling

    Brian Stradling
    SFE General Manager
    Phone: 803-985-3157



    Food Service Department
    1234 Flint Street Ext
    Rock Hill, SC 29730