Food Service

  • FOOD SERVICE UPDATE - August 2022

    Community Unit School District participates in the National School Lunch Program.

    *** IMPORTANT***       The universal free school meal program, initially introduced in March 2020 as the pandemic began, expired in June 2022.

    *** IMPORTANTE***     El programa universal de comida escolar gratuita, que fue introducido inicialmente el marzo del 2020 cuando comenzó la pandemia, se expidió el junio del 2022.   

    Meal Prices:

     

    Full Price

    Reduced Price

    Breakfast (el desayuno)

    $1.25

    $0.30

    Lunch (el almuerzo)

    $3.15

    $0.40

    A la carte milk*

    $0.75

    $0.75

    *Information on Extra and/or A La Carte Milk Charges:  Students will also be charged for any a la carte items taken, such as extra milk (not taken with a meal).  

    Please click this link for ISBE guidelines on the required components of a meal.  A la carte items, milk only, and meals that do not fit the ISBE description of a meal will be charged at full price.  

     

    DIRECTLY CERTIFIED STUDENTS:

    Families of students who are directly certified receive a Direct Certification Notification letter.  Families of these students do NOT need to complete a Household Eligibility Application form OR an Application for Fee Waiver.  

     

    NON-DIRECTLY CERTIFIED STUDENTS:

    Families who do not directly certify for free and reduced lunch through the State of Illinois, but would like to apply for free and reduced meals, must complete the Household Eligibility Application (HEA). Eligibility for free or reduced meals is only applicable to the year in which the application is submitted. Students who are not approved for free or reduced priced meals through the HEA or are not directly certified as of July 1, 2022 or later, will be charged for meals and food service items beginning the first day of school on August 17, 2022. Please know that this is applicable to all students, even if they qualified for free or reduced priced meals in previous school years. 

    IMPORTANT- Parents or guardians MUST either scan the document itself and email it to your school; bring the original HEA to the oldest student’s school; or mail the completed HEA to the oldest student’s school. Unacceptable versions, including blurry documents and photographs of documents that are converted to PDF format, will be returned.

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    Las familias que no certifican directamente para recibir almuerzo gratuito o reducido a través del estado de Illinois, pero quieren aplicar, necesitan completar la Solicitud de Elegibilidad del Hogar (HEA por sus siglas en inglés) . Elegibilidad para el almuerzo gratuito o reducido solo se aplicará al año escolar en que se entrega la solicitud. Los estudiantes que no fueron aprobados para recibir el almuerzo gratuito o reducido a través de la HEA o que no fueron certificados directamente a partir del 1 de Julio 2022 o después, se les cobrará por su comida y/o alimentos adicionales empezando el primer día de clases que comienza el 17 de agosto del 2022. Favor de tener en cuenta que esto aplica a todos los estudiantes, aunque hayan calificado por el almuerzo gratuito o reducido en años escolares anteriores.  

    IMPORTANTE- Los Padres o tutores DEBEN, ya sea, escanear el documento y enviarlo por correo electrónico a su escuela; llevar la solicitud HEA original a la escuela de su hijo/a mayor; o enviar por correo la solicitud HEA completada a la escuela de su hijo/a mayor. Las versiones inaceptables, incluyendo documentos borrosos y fotografías del documento convertido a formato PDF, se devolverán.

    Si tiene alguna pregunta, por favor comuníquese con la secretaria de su escuela.

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     Please return the form to your oldest student(s) school. 

    2022-2023 Household Eligibility Application Form (for MEALS ONLY) – ENGLISH -  Please return the form to your oldest student(s) school.   

    Formulario de solicitud de elegibilidad del hogar 2022-2023 (SOLO PARA COMIDAS) - SPANISH -  

     

    Please contact Lisa Maher, Director of Business Services, at lisa.maher@cusd200.org with any questions.

     

     

     
      

    Click here for information about Mobile Food Pantries.

Last Modified on August 5, 2022