School districts around the county are pleased to offer free meals to all children 18 years and under. Children must be present, and meals must be consumed on site. 
Click here to view the flyer that lists all the sites offering free summer meals to our community! 
Columbia Elementary School District is committed to providing quality meals for our students. Our café prepares fresh handcrafted meals made with locally grown fruits, vegetables and healthy whole grains. In addition, we ensure nutritionally balanced meals, as well as an ongoing Wellness Policy that reinforces the importance of healthy living.
Our nutrition team is dedicated to providing our students with a positive and encouraging environment when they enter our café. Our staff actively engages with our students to determine their likes and dislikes. We strive to provide students with meals they will enjoy, while providing them with the nutrition necessary for success in the classroom. Our success is attributed to the love and care we put into our cooking. 
Deanna Mertle, Food Service Director
(Columbia Elementary ext. 307)
(Mountain View Middle ext. 720)
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Save yourself time preparing meals and eat at our Cafe! Students eat FREE regardless of eligibility!
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All students eat FREE! 

Adult Breakfast: $3.00

1% White Milk or Fat Free Chocolate Milk $0.35


All students eat FREE! 
Adult Lunch: $5.00
Nondiscrimination Statement

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity or political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program discrimination complaint, complete the Form AD-3027 USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, from any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing the complainant's name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by 1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442 or email at
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).