Dining Services


The Hamilton City School District’s School Meal Program is a contracted service with Chartwells K-12.  The Dining Services Director is Cinde Gorbandt, she has worked in the Hamilton City School District for fifteen years.

Our Promise:

To extend our passion, dedication, knowledge, and enthusiasm into serving each student delicious and nutritious meals.  To nourish the bodies, minds, and spirits of our students and pave the way for a lifetime of success and well-being.

Contact information:
Cinde Gorbandt, School Nutrition Specialist
Director of Dining Services
1995 Dixie Highway
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
513.275.5471 fax

NEW!! The way you access school menus is changing, and we are sure you will love it! Hamilton City School District in partnership with Chartwells K12, is now using Nutrislice to publish the school menus to a new interactive website and a free smartphone app! Now you can access your menus anywhere, anytime! Click this link to check out the new site, or download the app to your smartphone for mobile access.

New easy-to-use features include:

  • More information about menu items, including a photo and description
  • Filter for common food allergens like nuts, wheat and dairy
  • A translation feature to translate your menus into a number of different languages
  • Access to nutrition information like carb counts and calories with just a few clicks!
  • Print a PDF version of the menus directly from the website, if you prefer

Important Links:

Payment Portal

MySchoolBucks® is your online payment portal; giving you a quick and easy way to manage and add funds to your student’s meal account. You can review recent purchases along with seeing the current balance, plus receive low balance alerts… all for FREE! You can also add money to your student’s account using Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, or debit cards for a small fee. In some schools you can pay directly from your checking account with mySchoolBucks.

Many parents have already signed on and are using some of the advanced features of mySchoolBucks. The most popular is our “Set it and forget it” payment option, which automatically adds funds to your student’s meal account. Funds can be added weekly, monthly or when the balance runs low, (simply choose the “Setup a payment schedule” option during the checkout).
MySchoolBucks® provide:

  • Safety. Your child will no longer need to carry cash to school.
  • Convenience. Make payments when it’s convenient for you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
  • Control. Set low balance alerts, view account activity, recurring payments & more!
  • Efficiency. Make payments for all your children in one easy step- even if they attend different schools within the district.
  • Flexibility. Make payments using VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, Debit or Electronic check.

Enrollment is easy!

  1. Go to www.mySchoolBucks.com and register for a free account. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provide; click on the link included in the email to activate your account.
  2. Activate your account and begin adding your students. You will need their school name and student ID.
  3. Add funds* to your students’ accounts with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, debit card, or electronic check.

Security is a priority at mySchoolBucks. Our system is secure, providing the highest level of protection for your information. A convenience fee may apply to payments made in your student accounts. You will have the opportunity to review any fees (and cancel, if you choose) before you are charged. Money deposited into lunch accounts can take up to 12 hours to post.

If you have any questions,you can emailsupport@myschoolbucks.com or call1-855-832-5226. Visit us on Facebook www.facebook.com/myschoolbucks and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/heartlandschsol/.

Lunch Prices

Elementary Schools

  • Type A Lunch – $2.70
  • Reduced Price Lunch – $.40

Middle Schools

  • Type A Lunch – $2.85
  • Reduced Price Lunch – $.40

Freshman School

  • Type A Lunch – $2.95
  • Reduced Price Plate – $.40

Hamilton High School

  • Type A Lunch – $2.95
  • Reduced Price Lunch – $.40

Adult Lunch

  • Type A Lunch – $3.15

Breakfast Prices
Elementary – Free

  • Paid Breakfast – $.90
  • Reduced Price Breakfast – $.20

Milk Prices (all schools)

  • Students (half pint) – $.55
  • Adults (half pint) – $.60

National Meal Program

A Breakfast Program is offered daily in each of the Hamilton City School District Schools. Elementary schools participate in breakfast through a “Breakfast in the Classroom” program. Breakfast is available through the first 15 minutes of the day. Secondary schools program is a traditional program offered in the cafeteria prior to the beginning of each school day. All students are encouraged to participate to optimize the start of their day.

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