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School Way Cafe


Thank you for visiting Volusia County Schools' Food Services Department. We are individually dedicated to building a foundation for learning for our students and community by providing caring support, good nutrition and quality service.

School Way Café, as Volusia County Schools' Food Services Department is known, is a partially-funded federal program designed to provide nourishing meals to students in public schools.

  • Most of the food is purchased from commercial suppliers in the same manner as any restaurant. Only about 20 cents per student meal is government donated food.
  • School Way Café receives government reimbursement for each free and reduced priced meal served, and a small reimbursement for full priced paying students to help offset the cost of the lunch. For the meals to be eligible for reimbursement, they must meet strict nutritional standards.
  • School Way Café does not receive any donated foods or cash reimbursement for adult customers. This is why we must charge adults more for the same meal served to students.
  • School Way Café is a non-profit, self-supporting organization. We receive no local tax dollars and must recoup the actual cost of preparing all meals and a la carte items. These costs are food, labor, supplies and equipment costs, including delivery trucks.

"The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if 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 complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form online, at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to the USDA's director for the Office of Adjudication by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (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 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."​

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