About the Cafeteria

Students may bring their own lunches or purchase a hot lunch in the school. Pizza or any other type of fast food may NOT be ordered and delivered to school while school is in session. Students are expected to show respect for their fellow students by leaving tables, chairs, and floors clean. Throwing food in the cafeteria will result in a two-day suspension. Food/drinks may not be taken out of the cafeteria. Pop/drinks bought at school are not to be taken into the academic area.

The cafeteria works hard to plan meals that our students like while meeting new USDA guidelines. New guidelines and menus are focused on the following issues:

  • Ensuring students are offered both fruit and vegetables each day
  • substantially increasing whole grain-rich foods
  • Offering only 1% or low-fat milk varieties
  • Limiting calories based on age of children by offering proper portion size
  • Increase the focus on reducing the amounts of saturated fat, trans fats and sodium

Calorie Guidelines for grades 9-12 is 750-850

Bishop Dwenger is following these guidelines. We review menus and make changes to encourage our students to eat the planned menus and Salad Bar instead of al-a-cart snacks. Al-a-cart standards also reflect the low fat, whole grain, and calorie guidelines on most snack items. We are dedicated to meeting new guidelines.

Our cafeteria provides a variety of food, in hope of satisfying the appetites of our students. There are guidelines that we must follow to serve our students healthy meals. We operate “Offer versus Serve” lines in the cafeteria. This method allows the student to select items from the offerings, based on the parameters of the above-mentioned guidelines. For more information on an “Offer versus Serve” line, please click here.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Thank you,
Amanda Felkner, Cafeteria Supervisor
260-496-4700 ext. 731

Smart Snacks In School

Beginning July 1, 2014 all food sold on a school's campus during a school day is required to meet particular standards. A school day is the period from MIDNIGHT to 30 minutes after the end of the official school day. As this includes all items sold in the a-la-carte line and vending machines, we won't be able to sell some of the popular items we have offered previously. We are doing our best to find tasty replacements whenever possible.


Lunch Charge Procedure

Bishop Dwenger has two hot lunch lines. The cost for lunch from these lines is $3.30 and includes milk. The a-la-carte line offers a variety of snack items. If you meet the qualifications for free or reduced lunches, be sure to fill out the application below. 

ONLY one meal will be served to any student who has a negative lunch account. After that, the student’s parent/guardian will have to put money in the account in order to receive a lunch. All negative accounts need to be paid by the end of the school year. Students on Free lunches are exempt from this policy.  

Free/Reduced Lunch Instructions

Free/Reduced Price Application


Parents are able to login to your students' account to view balance and add funds. Student ID number is required. *Please allow 48 hours for payments to be processed.

My Payment Plus Instructional Flyer

School Wellness Plan

Click here to view information regarding the School Nutrition Program and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Wellness Information

Healthy Snacks for Growing Minds

12 Days of Fitness

My Plate

We Can!

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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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: program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.