Starting September 21,2020, Pleasant Valley Community School District will be providing free breakfast and lunch for ALL students under 18.
We are able to do this because we are now participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that the USDA recently extended. This program is scheduled to run until December 31st or until funds run out. Students will still pay for extra entrees, extra milk and or any other beverage picked up.
Hybrid at home and 100% online Learners will be able to pick up free meals daily at the HS from 10:30-11:00am Pre Order form is sent out every Friday with the district enews and must be filled out weekly.
When funds run out, we will go back to the National School Breakfast and Lunch programs and students will be charged according to their eligibility.
If you have questions, please contact Food Service Director Andrea Mahler at 563-332-5550 ext 1030 or email her at email@example.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Per USDA schools may provide free breakfast and lunch through Dec 31, 2020 (subject to available funding) starting Monday September 21, 2020
1. Who gets free meals?
All currently enrolled students regardless of income level. Students participating in person at school, or online students.
2. What does it include?
The free meals program includes breakfast and lunch daily.
3. How do I sign up my students?
Elementary students eating at school will sign up with their homeroom teacher for lunch in the morning for that day.
High School and JR High students will not need to sign up if eating at school.
All Online Learners will sign up weekly on the enews link.
4. Are extra entree items and snacks included with the free meals?
No, students will be charged regular ala carte pricing.
5. If my student brings his/her lunch from home, is a milk carton free?
No. The free program is only for a complete meal. Students may still purchase milk for $.40 each
6. Are adult meals or 2nd meals free?
No. The free program is only for one meal per student and not free for adults or visitors.
7. How long does this free meal program last?
December 31, 2020 subject to Federal Funding availability. The District will notify family’s if/when the Free Meal Program is scheduled to end earlier than Dec 31, 2020. At that time all families pre-qualified for Free or Reduced meals will be charged accordingly.
8. Will free meals be served on days when school is not in session?
No. On days when school is not scheduled such as Holidays, Professional Development, In-service, Thanksgiving and Winter Break no meals will be served.
9. Does participating in the free meal program harm the District in any way?
No. The District will receive Federal funding for all meals served regardless of a family’s income level. It will also benefit local dairy farmers and food distributors.
10. How do I know where to go to pick up the meal if I am hybrid or online learning?
There will be one pick up location at the PVHS Monday-Friday when school is in session from 10:30am-11:00am at the bus drop off area.
11. What is the time frame for signing up for meals?
A google doc sheet will be sent to you every Friday and must be filled out by Monday morning every week in order to participate.