Lunch and Breakfast
Freeburg C.C.S.D. #70 offers breakfast and lunch choices to students. The district strives to promote healthy living by providing nutritious meals.
Effective for the 2021-2022 school year: ALL meals will be free as the USDA waiver was extended for an additional school year.
The cost for breakfast for all students is $1.50. Breakfast is served from 7:45 am - 8:05 am at both schools. The cost for lunch for students in Grades K - 2 is $2.00 and Grades 3 - 8 is $2.25. Lunches are served from 10:55 until 12:25 at the Elementary School and from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm at the Primary Center.
The cost for a reduced lunch is $0.40.
If you are in need of food now, call Illinois Hunger Coalition Hotline: 1-800-359-2163
IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS SUMMER FOOD
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) are federal nutrition programs that provide free and nutritious meals to children 18 years old and younger. The summer nutrition programs are sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. The Illinois Hunger Coalition's Hunger Hotline (1-800-359-2163) serves as the statewide phone number for families to call to find a Summer Meals site near them.
NON-DISCRIMINATIONIn 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 or discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Free or Reduced Lunch Program
Freeburg C.C.S.D. #70 participates in the National School Lunch program to all eligible families the opportunity to apply for free or reduced lunch.
To determine if a family qualifies for free or reduced lunch, the application (found below) should be completed and sent to the district office. The office staff will process the application and notify the parent/guardian of the meal status decision (free, reduced or denied). Students cannot receive free or reduced meals until the parent or guardian has submitted an application.
District Charging Policy
Freeburg CCSD #70 has a cafeteria charge policy. If at any time a student’s meal balance exceeds a negative $6.00, that student will no longer be able to purchase a lunch or breakfast. If a student exceeds this level, he/she will only be allowed to have a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, ham/cheese, or turkey/cheese until all charges have been paid. At breakfast, students that exceed the above listed level will receive two pieces of toast until all charges have been paid. A la carte items are not allowed to be charged at any time.
The cashiers will send notices home with the students to help facilitate the process of collecting outstanding money. The cashiers will review the charges daily and alert the Principal of students with outstanding negative balances according to the above listed policy for the appropriate school level.