• Knox County Schools Nutrition

Our Mission

  • Pursuing excellence in student nutrition, one bite at a time.
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Refund Request

  • If your student's account has a positive balance and you wish to receive a refund, please submit your request in writing by emailing Kim Vomfell at kimberly.vomfell@knoxschools.org. In your written request, please include your student's name, school, and student ID. Please also include a current mailing address for where to send the refund check. As a reminder, positive balances will roll over to the next school year should you choose to leave the balance on the account for purchases next school year.

Online Meal Prepayments

  • Knox County Schools Nutrition Department accepts online payments through linqconnect.com.

Meal Charge Administrative Procedure

Meal Prices



    Breakfast, Reduced $0.30 Breakfast $2.25
    Breakfast, Paid $2.00 Lunch $3.50
    Lunch, Reduced $0.40


    Lunch, Paid ES $2.75 Breakfast $2.50
    Lunch, Paid MS/HS $3.00 Lunch $4.00

Community Eligibility Program

  • Select Knox County schools will be taking part in the Community Eligibility Program during the 23-24 school year. What this means is that students attending a participating school will be offered both breakfast and lunch meals at no charge, regardless of eligibility status. See a complete listing of schools.

Free & Reduced Applications

  • We are slowly moving away from paper applications for Free & Reduced. We will offer a limited number of paper applications in order to offer more efficient and speedier application processing. To apply, go to LINQ Connect.

    • A letter with more information will be sent to you. If you have not received a letter, please contact your student's school office for one.
    • If your student attends a school participating in the Community Eligibility Program, you will NOT have to fill out a traditional Free & Reduced application as you have in prior years. If you have a student attending a non-participating school, you will need to complete a Free & Reduced application.
  • Free & Reduced
    Lunch Application

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