Food Services

Granville Exempted Village Schools
130 North Granger Street
Granville, OH 43023-0417
Phone: 740-587-8101
888-683-7730: Fax

Welcome to Our Food Services Page!

Granville Exempted Village School District is pleased to be partnering with AVI Fresh to bring an innovative student lunch program to our schools. Our focus is growing healthy students. Our lunches feature the freshest ingredients, prepared daily in our schools. We use organic foods and products whenever possible and feasible. We believe in “local.” We buy produce and foods from local Licking and Knox County farmers to promote sustainability. More than 25% of our food comes from a radius less than 75 miles from our schools. Some produce even comes from our own school gardens! Our meals are served in refreshed dining areas to create an inviting atmosphere. We’ve added food service lines for increased service and more dining time. Our fresh, healthy student lunch program continues to earn national recognition as schools across the country contact us to learn how to start their own program, modeled after Granville Schools.
We offer more choices for every student, every day. We provide a daily vegetarian option and are introducing gluten-free options, too. The “Fresh Market” at Granville High and Middle schools providing daily variety, includes choices from our Grill, Deli, Trattoria, Fusion, and Agave stations. A la carte choices include Smoothies, Specialty Salads, Pitas & Hummus, Fresh Fruit, Yogurt Parfaits and much more!
Our student-focused food service provides reusable serve ware, including trays and silverware, to reduce waste. In the first year, we were able to reduce our lunch waste by 80 bags a day!
For any questions regarding food service, lunch accounts or dietary restrictions, please contact Resident Director Jon Harbaugh at [email protected].

Meal Service Plan for 2023-2024 School Year

Please see below for lunch costs this year.

  • Granville Elementary School - $3.00
  • Granville Intermediate School - $3.00
  • Granville Middle School - $3.25
  • Granville High School - $3.25
  • Reduced Meal Cost (all grades, based on application) - $0.40
Students will also have a la carte options that may be purchased separately from the hot lunch, and are priced individually. A price list will be shared before the start of the school year.  

USDA Free & Reduced Lunch Application

During the 2021-2022 school year, children and families benefitted from no-cost school meals for all students, made possible by special permission from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Unfortunately, these permissions have expired. Granville Schools and the Ohio Department of Education cannot extend the permissions for no-cost meals for all students.  
School meals will still be available to all students; however, they will not be free to all students. Households may apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits by completing the applications that are available below as was done before the pandemic. Eligibility for free and reduced-price lunch is based on federal income guidelines or participation in other programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Ohio Works First. For additional information concerning the National School Lunch Program, please see the U.S. Department of Agriculture webpage.  

Food Allergies

If your child has a food allergy or intolerance, please print and complete the form below and turn it into the school.


Below please find our Wellness Policy. For comments or suggestions, please contact Resident Director Jon Harbaugh at [email protected].

USDA Non-Discrimination 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:
  U.S. Department of Agriculture
  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
  1400 Independence Avenue, SW
  Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Contact Us

Jonathan Harbaugh
Executive Chef/Manager

Scott Lofton
Director of Operations

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