Updated Aug. 17, 2021: According to the Illinois State Board of Education at this time, when District 304 begins the school year on August 18, we will be able to continue offering a FREE LUNCH to all students. The lunch program will operate similarly to last year and follow current nutritional guidelines. Elementary students will preorder their lunch daily. Middle and high school students will order during their scheduled lunch period. The free lunch program for all will operate as long as the district continues to receive the support of Federal funding, and it is subject to change at any time. Please note, breakfast will not be offered as an option at this time.
Even though receipt of free meals does not depend on an approved free/reduced-price meal application, we are still distributing and processing applications. Families that meet the free lunch qualification may be eligible for fee waivers.
For lunch, students are offered five food components (grain, protein, fruit, vegetable, and milk). For your student’s lunch meal to be free, they must take at least three different food components, one of which is ½ cup fruit or vegetable. At the parent/guardian’s expense, any second meals, a la carte items (including milk or beverage purchase only), or meals that do not meet the requirements described above will be charged to the student’s PushCoin Account.
Links to menus and nutrition information are posted at the top of this page.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form
, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint
, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
fax: (202) 690-7442; or
email: [email protected]
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.