Food Services

Keene Food Services

77 Arch Street
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 357-9011
Fax: (603) 354-2104

Hungry kids don't learn!

Our goal at Keene Food Services is to serve healthy and fun meals to our students, while exceeding the State and Federal nutritional guidelines to enable every student to reach their full potential.

2023-2024 Supply Chain and Distribution Challenges: 

SAU 29 schools would like to make you aware of some challenges that may impact our posted breakfast and lunch menus.

Supply chain and delivery driver shortages are affecting the food industry across the country and our schools are not exempt from challenges. We will continue to provide healthy breakfasts and lunches to the students in SAU 29, however, we are not able to guarantee the accuracy of the posted menu. Due to menu items that are schedule to be on the menu arriving late or in some cases not at all, we may need to make last minute menu changes and product substitutions based on what is available to us. We do have enough food in inventory to ensure breakfast and lunch will continue to be served to students.

Keene Food Services will continue to provide meals to our students through these supply chain and distribution disruptions. We ask for patience and understanding if last-minute changes must be made to the menu. Each student will continue to receive one breakfast and one lunch free through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the remainder of the school year.

Food Service Bids for the 2024-2025 School Year

Any organization wishing to submit a bid for the following items for the 2024-2025 school year, please contact Andrea Volikas at 603-357-9011 for more information and the product list. Bids will be available April 2023.
Disposable Products/ Detergent and Chemical items


Every child in SAU 29 is automatically enrolled in the food service program. If you do not wish for your child to be able to make purchases please contact us directly at 603-357-9011

SAU 29 school cafeterias are meeting and exceeding new strict federal nutrition standards for school meals, ensuring that meals are healthy and well-balanced, portion controlled and provide students all the nutrition they need to succeed at school.

School meals offer students 1% or fat free milk, a large variety of fruits and vegetables, proteins and grains, and they must meet strict limits on saturated fat and portion size. School lunches must also meet additional standards requiring:
  • Age-appropriate calorie limits
  • Larger servings of vegetables and fruits
    (students must take at least one serving of produce at both breakfast and lunch)
    A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
  • Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
  • Whole grains rich foods
  • Reduced sodium levels

School meals are a great value and are convenient for busy families too!

Please see our pricing page for the breakdown of pricing for each school.

We look forward to welcoming your children to the cafeteria this year and feeding them fun and healthy meals!

Online Account Management and Payment Options at All Computerized Schools!!

Keene High School - Keene Middle School - Symonds - Wheelock - Franklin - Fuller -  Chesterfield - Marlborough - Nelson - Harrisville - Perkins Academy


  • Manage your child's food service account from the convenience of your home or office 24/7
  • Registration is FREE
  • View your child's school meals account balance
  • Schedule automatic payments so you will never forget to send in a payment again
  • Receive low balance email reminders
  • View what they have been purchasing
  • Simple, Safe, Secure and Convenient
  • Pay with your Credit or Debit Card

Go to PayPAMS to register and for more information.

If you do not have a computer, you can register and pay by phone 1- 888-994-5100


Every student in the school district is automatically enrolled in the food service program.

At schools with computerized systems, they will be given a pin number. Please do not give anyone else your pin number. You are responsible of all charges on your child's account. If you do not wish your child to be able to make purchases through the food service program, please send a letter stating that to the Keene Food Services office. A child wishing to purchase a meal or snack will only be refused if a letter from the parent or guardian is on file.

Keene Food Service is self-funded and receives no local tax dollars other than utilities. Funds from the State and Federal Government are received through meal reimbursement and the Government Food Surplus Program.

Keene Food Services provides services to all of the schools in the Keene School District as well as the schools in Marlborough, Harrisville, Marlow, Nelson, and Chesterfield

There are two main kitchens located at Keene High School and Keene Middle School.

USDA 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.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain 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, SW
     Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
     (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    mailto:[email protected].[email protected]
    This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  12/9/22

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015 - Spanish Translation

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.
Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en:
y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:
  1. correo: 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
  3. correo electrónico: [email protected].

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.
Keene Food Services Updates:
Menus will now be on-line only!

We are going Green and saving over 50,000 sheets of paper each year! The menus are available in our menu section on this website and on each school's web sites as well.

Important Procedure at the Elementary Level

Any student owing $(25.00) or more, purchasing hot lunch, will have to take a choice of sandwich as their entrée. They will not be allowed to take the main entrée listed on the menu.

We encourage you to talk with your children and explain what will be happening if they have an outstanding balance. If you have a large balance and would like to set up a payment plan, we would be happy to speak with you.

We will continue to send home the balance notifications on a weekly basis with the students, but know that they do not always make it to the parents. We do make phone calls and send letters home via regular mail for the larger balances as well. You may always call the school cafeteria to check on your child’s balance.