About Food Services

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the ABRSD Food Services Department is to serve high quality, nutritious lunches in a comfortable, welcoming environment, while keeping in mind the individual preferences of each school's student body and in line with the Dietary guidelines for Healthy Americans.

Organization

The K-12 Acton-Boxborough Regional School Lunch Program consists of eight on-site kitchens including six elementary, one junior high school and one high school. We serve hot lunches daily in all of the schools, and we plan three different menus monthly to reflect the students' tastes. 

The elementary menu is planned with the choices most popular to children in grades K-6. The junior high has several selections. The high school has even more choices. There are four serving lines including a pizza line, grill selections, deli sandwich line, entree line, and a fresh fruit and vegetable bar. The main entree line offers a variety of choices daily such as pasta, taco, salads and hot subs. All High School lunches include 8 oz. milk of their choice, choice of fresh vegetables, and fresh fruit. All bread products are whole wheat: hot dog and hamburger buns and sub rolls. Our sandwiches are made on wheat or white wraps. The high school also has a snack bar with a wide variety of healthy snack choices including bagels, spring water, pretzels, flavored water and breakfast items. 

The lunch program is an integral part of our school system. We are continually remodeling and updating our cafeterias and kitchens to keep up with the changing items. Our menus are revised monthly according to food trends in the food service business. We strive to meet the needs of all the students, both nutritionally and socially, by serving lunch in a cheerful, pleasant atmosphere. 

Sandwiches  Bagel

Other Services & Special Events

At the high school we offer: 

  • Bag lunches for small field trips 
  • Pizza for in-school parties 
  • In-school catering 
  • Sticker Day: Get a sticker on your tray and receive a special prize.

Food Services Staff

Director 

Kirsten Nelson
Food Service Director
Email: knelson@abschools.org

Administration

Kirstin Lynch
Assistant to the Director,
Food Services Support and Data Management
978.264.4700
Email: klynch@abschools.org

Elementary Cafeteria Managers 

Linda Vierkant
Blanchard Memorial
Debi Diduca
Conant Elementary School
Kathleen Clifford
Douglas Elementary School
Linda McCusker 
Gates Elementary School
Email: lmccusker@abschools.org

Cheryl Madden
McCarthy Towne & Merriam Elementary Schools

Secondary Schools' Cafeteria Managers 

Amy French
High School

Jean Tibbetts
Junior High

Contact Information

Food Services

16 Charter Road, 
Acton, MA 01720 

Phone: 978.264.4700 x3221
Emaillunchonline@abschools.org

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