USD 440


Food Service Department

Eight cooks and servers, three secretaries, one substitute and a director staff the Halstead-Bentley Food Service Department. This staff works to provide 91,574 lunches and 19,105 breakfasts annually to our district students. Our department brings 128 combined years of food service experience to use every day for our Halstead-Bentley students.

Breakfast for dragons are served at each school from 7:30 to 8:00 A.M.
Lunch is served at Bentley Primary School from 11:14 A.M. - 12:10 P.M.
Lunch is served at Halstead Middle School from 11:10 A.M. - 12:25 P.M.
Lunch is served at Halstead High School from 11:35 A.M. - 12:34 P.M.


Meal Charge Policy

Students of Halstead-Bentley USD 440 are required to pay for meal fees in advance.  Payment will be accepted in each attendance center office.  Each students will have a meal account where advance payments will be posted.  When a student’s meal account balance falls below a balance sufficient to pay for three meals, the student will receive payment reminder sheets.

If a student’s meal account balance becomes negative, the student will only be allowed to charge a maximum of 5 meals.  Because the student meal cost is different per grade, the allowable charge amount will vary.  A student will not be allowed to charge the purchase of an extra milk or second entre’ while the account has a negative balance.  The parent/guardian must provide a sack lunch from home until there is a positive balance in the student meal account.  If the student does not have a sack lunch and has a negative balance, the student will be provided with a cheese sandwich and milk for a maximum of 10 times during the school year.  If arrangements can’t be made for the student to eat a sack lunch or school meals, the case will be turned over to the SRS as a “Child in Need of Care”.

Refunds for food service monies collect for student meal accounts shall be made at the time of student transfer, withdrawal, or at the close of the school year.


K-3 & 4-8 Lunch Portions

Menu Prices

Grade Breakfast Lunch
Pre-K 1.60 2.40
K-3 1.80 2.60
4-5 1.80 2.60
6-8 1.90 2.80
9-12 1.90 2.80
Adult 2.40 3.60

High School Lunch Portions

School Menus:

Summer Meal Menus




High School Salad Bar

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USD #440 is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, age or handicapping condition in employment, admissions, education program, or other activities operated by the district.