Food Services

Brian Rathgeb, Director of Food Service


Laura Splain, Park Elementary Team Leader / Assistant FS Coordinator

Tammie Mutzabaugh, Taylor Middle School Team Leader

Stefanie Smith, Hill Campus Kitchen Manager

Did you Know:

The District offers free breakfast and lunch daily for all students!

Pick 3 for Free

Students who pack lunch can still pick a fruit, vegetable and milk at no cost!

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The Food Service Team at CBSD is proud to serve our student's breakfast and lunch each day. Our students have daily selections of delicious entrées, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, and milk. At the Hill and High School Campus, students also have the Eat Right Café featuring freshly made salads and wraps.

Every student is encouraged to eat breakfast and lunch daily to promote a healthy lifestyle and a strong learning experience. Well-nourished students perform better in class and have better grades. We welcome suggestions and feedback to ensure our menus meet our students’ needs.


The Columbia Borough Food Service Department (CBFSD) is here to help you with your child’s dietary needs. Our goal is to provide great service along with making each child’s dining experience unique. For those children that require some dietary alterations to the school meal program, there are steps parents must take before changes to the meal program can occur. If your child has a dietary need, the CBFSD will need the parents and or guardians to either complete a Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service form or provide a detailed medical note from your child’s medical provider.  

When submitting your medical provider’s note or completing the Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service form, the written medical statement must include:

  • An explanation of how the child’s physical or mental impairment restricts the child’s diet.

  • An explanation of what must be done to accommodate the child.

  • The food(s) to be omitted and recommended alternatives, if appropriate.


  1. If you have already submitted a medical form during the previous school year and your child has no dietary changes, you do not need to complete a Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service form or provide a note from your child’s medical provider for the upcoming  school year.

  2. If you have already submitted a medical form during the school year and your child has an additional dietary need or a change has occurred, you will need to complete a new Medical Plan of Care for School Food Service form or provide an updated note from your child’s medical provider for the current school year.

  3. What if my child is no longer allergic to tree nuts/peanuts?  How do I get my child’s dietary restriction changed?  In the case of an allergy that is life threatening, the Food Service Department requires parents to submit new paperwork via the child’s medical provider indicating any change.


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted 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; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.