School Nutrition Services

Paducah Public Schools Nutrition Services are dedicated to serving our students meals that are delicious, nutritious, and budget-conscious. Our cafeterias serve 1,250 hot breakfasts and 2,500 hot lunches daily. About 75% of our students meet federal income guidelines for free meals..

Contact: Lynsi Barnhill, Food Services Director Phone:270-444-5600

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RFP for Paducah Middle Cafeteria Renovation Project

Paducah Public Schools Nutrition Services Department will be accepting bids until 11 AM on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 for cafeteria renovation.

All bidders must complete all documents listed in the following request for proposal. Click here to see the RFP.

Healthier Generation School Report Card

Here is a link to the Healthier Generation School Report Card (Link)

Paducah Public Schools Wellness Policy

Please click here to see the Paducah Public Schools Wellness Policy.

PPS to Participate in National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program

Paducah Public Schools will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.

As part of this program, the following schools will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to the students due to the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision for school year 2022-2023:

Morgan Elementary School

Clark Elementary School

McNabb Elementary School

Paducah Middle School

Paducah Tilghman High School

Choices Educational Center

Paducah Head Start Preschool

Students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.

For more information, you may call Lynsi Barnhill, Nutrition Services Director at 270.444.5600 ext. 1030 or e-mail at

Notice of Non-Discrimination

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 the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Online Form (AD-3027) found online at How to file a Complaint​, 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 numbe​​r, 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:

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: (833) 256-1665​ or (202) 690-7442; or

(3)  email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.