Food Services

Food Services
Tonya Riggins
Room 810
2 Cedar Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Office: 973-733-7172
Fax: 973-733-8022

The Office of Food Services is responsible for:


  • Preparation and service of breakfast and lunch meals to all the schools in the district.

  • Provide catering services for all schools and staff functions.

  • Provide meals for the After School Youth Development Program.

  • Provide meals for all students participating in the After School Educational Enrichment programs, i.e., Saturday Academies.

  • Act as a liaison between the schools and central office in terms of the nutritional needs of the student.

  • Coordinate, review, monitor and process the district lunch applications.

  • Train, direct, supervise and evaluate food service staff at the assigned schools.

  • Ensure that the schools follow the state and federal regulations governing the school lunch and breakfast program.

  • Evaluate the sanitation, safety and equipment needs in the cafeterias.

  • Provide alternative meals, such as, bag lunches for field trips and school excursions.

  • Develop the memus for all schools participating in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program.

  • Offer a Summer Feeding Program that provides meals to students over the summer vacation.