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District 156 Food Services

For the school year 2021-2022, all students are eligible to receive school breakfast and lunch free of charge through federal funding for the school meal program. However, it is still important for families who may meet federal income eligibility guidelines to complete the application. Families who qualify will be eligible to receive applicable school fee waivers and other state or federal benefits, as available.

A complete breakfast and lunch are available to all District 156 students at no charge for the entire 2021-2022 school year through federal funding for the school meals program. Snacks and additional meals may be available for purchase. All students must use their student ID card to access meal benefits and prepayment accounts.

The Food & Nutrition department is dedicated to providing the highest quality food and service for students and staff to enhance health, learning, and social environments. Our food service staff takes pride in preparing and serving over 1,000 breakfast and lunch meals daily.

District 156 participates in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs administered by the United States Department of Agriculture. These programs ensure that meals provide healthy food choices and maintain high nutritional standards.

If you have questions, please contact the Food & Nutrition Department at 815-759-2962

Food Service Payments

Credit card payments can be made using the food service payment system through Skyward Family Access. If parents do not have a current Skyward Family Access account, they will need to set up a new account. Parents can view balances and transaction history and set up automatic account replenishment. If you previously had an automatic payment scheduled, please review the status for this school year. All District 156 account balances from the previous school year will roll over into the new school year. Payments for Food Service may also be made in the main office at the Freshman Campus and Upper Campus.

Ala carte purchases may be made if a student has money loaded on to their Skyward Lunch account. No charging of meals or snacks will be allowed.

Open Campus

Open Campus lunch is a privilege for qualifying Juniors and Seniors to leave campus during lunch hours. MCHS Open Campus Lunch Rules and Regulations.

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All lunches and breakfasts are free to all students this school year!

Students may purchase a second lunch if they have money loaded on to their Skyward lunch account. Our lunch price is $3.10 and includes an Entree, plus 3 sides. Options for the three sides can be your choice - milk, fresh/canned fruits, hot or raw veggies. Both of our Warrior Canteens have a "Sides Bar" loaded with fresh fruit and veggies, fruit juices, salad greens and fresh vegetables, plus seasonal fresh fruit and vegetable favorites. Be sure to take advantage of all of the options that are available!

Breakfast is served daily starting at 6:50. Start your day right with a breakfast that keeps you going all morning! Breakfast meals are $1.85 and include Entree, fruit or juice and milk. Stop in and grab breakfast or a snack!

USDA NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

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, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior credible activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

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 responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or 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 discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination 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:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442 or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov

USDA and this institution is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.