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    613 South Main St. Petal, MS 39465
                                 601.545.3020     Fax 601-582-4646 .   

    The goal of the Petal School District’s Child Nutrition Program is to provide students, teachers and staff nutritious meals at a reasonable price and to provide unparalleled service to the students and patrons.

    The National School Lunch Program is the original Child Nutrition Program. In operation since 1946, this program makes it possible for children to be served wholesome, low cost lunches at school each day. The meals are designed to meet one-third of the daily recommended dietary allowance and contribute to children’s mental and physical development.

    The Child Nutrition program also participates in the National School Breakfast ProgramThis program was designed to meet the needs of children who arrive at school hungry. Nutrients missed at breakfast are seldom made up at other meals. A healthy breakfast alleviates mid-morning slumps and reduces student complaints of headaches, stomach aches and trips to the school nurse.

    Any student whose family qualifies according to the criteria as set forth by the national program may be eligible for free or reduced meals. Free and Reduced Meal Applications must be completed each year. Follow the link below:  

    All schools in the district are equipped with Solana, a Horizon Software computer system that allows students, teachers, and staff members to prepay for meals by check or cash. Parents can log on to MyPaymentsPlus and make payments by check or credit card, view child's account history, and set up auto pay and e-mail alerts for low balance.

    Click here  CLICK HERE  or call our toll free number 1.877.237.0946 to make payments by phone. 
     MEAL PRICES FOR 2021-2022
    K-12 Breakfast $1.75
    K-12 Lunch $2.75
    Reduced Price Breakfast $.30
    Reduced Price Lunch $.40
    Adult/Teacher Breakfast $2.25
    Adult/Teacher Lunch $3.75

    Each school's website:


  • To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination 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: program.intake@usda.gov.   

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

Last Modified on July 26, 2021