Operations and Planning : Food Services

4600 River Road
Marrero, LA 70072

504-349-7691 Fax

About Us

The JP Schools food services department is responsible for preparing and serving all meals offered to students and staff throughout the district. Breakfast and lunch are offered in all schools. Selected schools participate in an afternoon snack program. Food services also offers a variety of catering services to all schools and departments.

General questions about the department’s operations should be directed to Claire Delerno, Executive Director, at 504-349-8605. Questions regarding meal applications should be made to Daytona Tucker, Applications Manager, at 504-349-7687.

Programs & Services


Students are offered a variety of healthy meals daily. Cycle menus are planned for three age groups with targeted calorie and sodium levels and an emphasis on the use of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Parents can see and print a monthly menu calendar, which is located on the HOME page of the JP Schools website, under Quick Links and then select School Menus. Modified menus for students with dietary restrictions are also available.  Contact Jamie Hooks, LDN, RD at 504-349-7768  for more information.

Meal Prices

Breakfast and lunch are offered daily at every school. Snack programs are offered in select locations. Students approved for reduced price meals are charged $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch at all grade levels. Elementary students paying full price are charged $1.00 for breakfast and $1.50 for lunch. Middle and high school students paying full price are charged $1.00 for breakfast and $1.75 for lunch. Adults throughout the system are charged $2.00 for breakfast and $4.00 for lunch.

Parents are encouraged to pre-pay for their meals by using MyPaymentsPlus. The website also allows parents to check student purchases and monitor meal account balances. For more information, go to or call 877-237-0946.

Free/Reduced Meal Program

JP Schools participates in the USDA Free/Reduced Price Meal Program. Jefferson Parish Public Schools is using an online free and reduced meals application program for all schools during the 2019-20 school year. This system offers an efficient and economical way for parents to submit free and reduced meals applications and start receiving benefits faster. Parents can access the application by clicking on this link using computers at home, the library, or the school district. Simple to-use wizards will walk you through each field.

If you have a student enrolled in one of the schools listed below, you will not need to apply for meal benefits for that child since breakfast and lunch will be offered at no charge to all students. These schools are participating the USDA Community Eligibility Provision program during the 2019-20 school year.

Airline, Alexander, Audubon, Benson, Birney, Bissonet, Boudreaux, Bridgedale, Bunche, Butler, Chateau, Cherbonnier, Clancy, Collins, George Cox, Dolhonde, Douglass, Ellender, Ellis, Estelle, Gilbert, Grand Isle, Green Park, Greenlawn, Gretna Academy, Gretna Middle, Harahan, Mildred Harris, Hart, Hazel Park, Hearst, Janet, Jefferson, Johnson Gretna, Keller, Kerner, Laureate, Lincoln, Marrero Middle, Martyn, Matas, McDonogh #26, Metairie Academy, Pitre, Pittman, Riviere, Ruppel, Schneckenburger, Solis, St. Pierre, St. Ville, Terrytown, Thibodeaux, Truman, Washington, Westbank Community, Woodland West, Woodmere, Woods, Worley.

Students enrolled at all other Jefferson Parish schools who are not directly certified for free meals will need to complete a new application for the 2019-20 school year.   Assistance in completing applications is available by calling the Food Services help line at 504-349-7687.

Choice Cafe Catering

Choices Cafe catering is available to provide food and beverages for school and department functions. A variety of menu options can be customized to meet the needs of any budget. Contact D’Andrea Franklin at 504-349-8601 for more information.

Warehouse/501 Manhattan Cafes

Breakfast is served at 4600 River Road  from 6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 501 Manhattan Boulevard from 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.  Lunch is served at both locations from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. daily. Contact D’Andrea Franklin at 504-349-8601 for more information.

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Contact Us

Name Title Email
Delerno, Claire Executive Director of Food Services
Franklin, D’Andrea Cafe/Catering Manager
Gamble, Sherry Food Services Area Manager
Hooks, Jamie Director of Food Services
Koob, MaryRose Food Services Area Manager
Murphy, David Food Services Dispatch Coordinator
Scully, Verna Systems Application Technician
Tucker, Daytona F&R Meal Application Manager
Uhle, Destiny Food Services Area Manager