Taher, Inc. welcomes you to the 2017-2018 school year! We are excited that your District has chosen us to partner with them and provide the Duluth Edison Charter Schools with an exciting and nutritionally-balanced school food service program. For over 36 years, Taher has been managing and operating food service programs. Now in more than 150 school districts nationwide, we implement programs that correspond with each district’s mission and goals.

Taher’s Food4Life menu offerings incorporate Chef-developed, made-from scratch items, which are trans-fat free and contain healthy whole grains. A Fruit & Vegetable Bar is part of every meal with 5 choices of fruits and vegetables every day! There are lots of choices, including:

– Elementary and MS students will enjoy a choice of 3 lunch selections from our Classic Café station.
– Corporate Chef Chris periodically will visit your schools and feature cuisine from Around the World!

Questions about the menu can be referred to Jeff Everett, Director of Food and Nutrition with Taher Inc. : or by phone at 628-0697 ext. 3004.


Student Breakfast       $1.35  (Kindergarten students receive free breakfast regardless of income eligibility)

Elementary Lunch      $2.55

Secondary Lunch        $2.70

Milk                               $ .40

Adult Breakfast           $2.00

Adult Lunch                 $3.60

Payments are accepted in any school office. If writing a check please indicate your student’s name on the check. If you are dividing the check amount between two or more students please indicate how payment should be split. Checks will be divided equally if not otherwise noted. Please place all cash payments in a sealed envelope with the student’s name on the front.

Online payments may be made by accessing the Parent Portal. Credit cards are not able to be taken at the school sites.

Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Thanks to recent State legislation, students eligible for reduced-price meals eat breakfast and lunch at no charge. Kindergarten students eat school breakfast for FREE. Extra milk purchases will be billed to your student’s account regardless of your eligibility.

To apply for free or reduced-price meals please complete an Application for Educational Benefits. This form also helps Duluth Edison Charter Schools qualify for additional education funding and discounts. A new application must be submitted each year.

Return the Application for Educational Benefits form to:

Sue Lewis, Food Service Manager
Duluth Edison Charter Schools
3301 Technology Drive
Duluth, MN 55811

If you have any questions about how to complete the form please call Sue Lewis at 218-216-9305 or email at