Program History

  • History of School Lunch Programs National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

    Missouri's own President Harry S. Truman signed the National School Lunch Act on June 4, 1946.  Though school food service began long before 1946, the Act authorized the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).   The legislation came in response to claims that many American men had been rejected for World War II military service because of diet-related health problems.  The federally assisted meal program was established as "a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities."


    The National School Lunch Act has since been amended numerous times.  Public and nonprofit private schools and residential childcare institutions may participate in the NSLP.  This program also offers after school snacks at site that meet eligibility requirements.  The NSLP is celebrated each year during National School Lunch Week in October.


    School Breakfast Program

    On October 11, 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.  The Act established the School Breakfast Program (SBP).  The SBP is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free breakfasts to children in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions.  President Johnson remarked during the signing of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, "good nutrition is essential to good learning."  Appropriately, this Act was signed during National School Lunch Week.  The SBP is celebrated annually during National School Breakfast Week in March.


Cafe Managers & Lead Cooks

  • Brandy Summers - Manager

    Blue Ridge Elementary 

    Diana Scarcello - Manager

    Eastwood Hills Elementary

    Karen Muncy - Manager

    Fleetridge Elementary

    Joe Legler - Manager

    Laurel Hills Elementary

    Shelia Odell - Manager

    Little Blue Elementary

    Nicole Epperson - Manager

    Norfleet Elementary

    Lisa Welch - Manager

    Raytown Central Middle School

    Cathy Mancuso - Manager

    Raytown High School

    Raytown Success Academy

    Ken Ricketts - Manager

    Raytown Middle School


    Karen Coin - Manager

    Raytown South High School

    Lavetta Hatcher Oakes - Manager

    Raytown South Middle School

    Monica Hardin - Manager

    Robinson Elementary

    Kim McNutt - Manager

    Southwood Elementary

    Jessica Brooks - Manager

    Spring Valley Elementary

    Kelly Knapp - Manager

    Westridge Elementary

    Brigid Read - Manager

    Three Trails Preschool