Food Services

  • Free Meals Starting November 3, 2020 Until the End of School Year

    • Students In School: 1 Breakfast & 1 Lunch Meal will be free to all students at HISD at regular meal service times. We will have a la-carte items for sale to students and any 2nd meals will be at a la-carte pricing.
    • Students at home/virtual: We will also have parent pick up at Jr. High back loop from 1 breakfast and 1 lunch 1:15-1:45 and students will have to be present for meal pick up.

    Questions: please call Charlie Combs @ 903-668-5990 ext. 1407 or Pam Talley @ 903-668-5990 ext. 5552
    We ask that if you haven’t filled out an application for free/reduced price meals please do so this will help us with keeping kids on program.

    The Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act requires the information on this application. You do not have to give the information, but if you do not, we cannot approve your child for free or reduced-price meals. You must include the last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member who signs the application. The last four digits of the social security number is not required when you apply on behalf of a foster child or you list a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) case number or other FDPIR identifier for your child or when you indicate that the adult household member signing the application does not have a social security number. We will use your information to determine if your child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals, and for administration and enforcement of the lunch and breakfast programs. We MAY share your eligibility information with education, health, and nutrition programs to help them evaluate, fund, or determine benefits for their programs, auditors for program reviews, and law enforcement officials to help them look into violations of program rules. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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    Chartwells School Dining Services

    Nationwide, Chartwells currently manages over 550 public school districts.  These districts range from one to hundreds of individual school locations.  We serve approximately 2.5 million students in over 4000 elementary, middle and high schools across the country.  Our Most of the food service operations are governed by the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and require strict regulatory compliance.

    Chartwells School Dining Services continues to provide Hallsville Independent School District with an appealing and nutritionally sound child nutrition program that is safe and affordable to parents, students, faculty and staff.

    Some of our accomplishments include: adding more Balanced Choice meals and healthy snacks; adding more fresh fruits and vegetables options to our menus at all grade levels; offering many exciting and educational food and menu promotions. 

    Nourishing students is not only our business; it's our commitment to the communities in which we serve. Chartwells is a diverse family of dedicated food and nutrition specialists serving the academic community.  We deliver customized solutions that benefit our partners through innovative programs.


     Health and Wellness

    Nutritious meals are the foundation of any healthy eating plan and the school breakfast and lunch meals remain the cornerstone of all school based child nutrition programs. It is the position of Chartwells School Dining Services  and HISD that we become active participants in fostering healthy school environments in the communities that we serve. Creating a healthy school environment involves the collaboration of many, including Administrators, Parents, and School Dining Managers. At Chartwells, we take this responsibility very seriously and aim to be an integral part of the wellness solution.


    Nutrition Education

    Since students spend a significant portion of their day in the school environment, schools are uniquely positioned to convey the fundamentals of good health to students. Teaching students about wellness during the school aged years, builds a foundation for a healthy and productive life.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Why does my child bring home an application for free and reduced lunches every year?
    A: A new application must be completed and turned in at the beginning of every school year for each household. Once an application is received by the food service office, it will be processed in less than 10 days. Your child(ren)'s benefits will begin when the application has been processed and will continue until the first thirty days of the next school year. If you do not fill out a new application each school year, your child(ren) will be changed to the paid status and must pay full-price for all meals.

    Q: What is the minimum and maximum number of items my child(ren) can select for breakfast and lunch?
    A: Your child must take at least 3 items and at most 4 items at breakfast and at least 3 at most 5 at lunch.

    Q: What happens to money left in my child's account at the end of the school year?
    A: The money rolls over to the next school year.