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Food and Nutritional Services

Dear Parents,

Opaa! Food Management is proud to have been awarded the contract to manage the child nutrition program at Augusta USD 402 school district.  Opaa! is a family owned company that has been serving the nutritional needs of children in Missouri since 1978.  We currently manage the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program at over 350 separate locations throughout the Midwest, serving over 25 million meals each year.

The existing cooks and kitchen staff at Augusta USD 402 school district will now be supported by our team of certified specialists in Wellness and Nutrition, our professional Operations Team, and over 34 years of experience operating National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs.  Your children will be able to choose from a variety of made from scratch lunch and breakfast entrees.  We incorporate locally grown fruits and vegetable into our meals and our rolls and baked goods are made from scratch using healthy whole grains.   Every Opaa! recipe and menu is carefully designed to meet the requirements of the new Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act that went into effect in August 2012. 

Opaa!’s vision is to become an indispensable partner with the Augusta USD 402 school district, and we plan to achieve this by focusing on three main goals:

  1. Improve the quality, freshness, and variety of offerings so that more children will eat a healthy school lunch and breakfast.  By serving each meal with the warmest hospitality, we hope to make mealtime the highlight of your child’s school day.
  2. Implement and manage a financially sustainable nutrition program for the Augusta USD 402 school district.
  3. Insure that Augusta USD 402 district is fully compliant with all federal, state, and local regulations.

Once again, we are proud to serve the Augusta USD 402 school community and encourage you to visit our websites at and and learn more about how we plan to ‘Make Your Child’s Day.”


Kevin Short, President

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.‚Äč

If your child qualifies for free meals, and you wish to have child’s Instructional Material Free and/or Pay to Participate Free waived, you must fill out a Consent for Disclosure and submit it to the district office by September 30th of the current school year. The waiver is only good for the two items referenced here. Students eligible for reduced meals may use the waiver for a reduced Pay to Participate Fee. All other school fees are due and the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

Contact Food Service

Phone: 316-775-5484