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Lunch Update: Possible Shortages Early in the School Year

For the 2021-22 school year, we plan to provide school lunch in our cafeterias at no cost to all students. However, due to nationwide food supply chain disruptions, staffing shortages, and other related pandemic challenges, we will have limited resources and may be unable to provide the expected amount and variety of meals to all students at the start of the school year.

If it is possible for your family, please consider sending your student with a lunch from home, to ensure that no one has to go without lunch.

This will allow more time for us and the companies that supply us food to address these issues and adjust plans. We apologize for any inconvenience or difficulty this may cause.

Our ultimate goal is to provide a lunch to every student who wants it, prepared by district food service staff members. This will be available to all students, regardless of income or other factors. In addition to the no-cost lunch option, a la carte items (such as bottled drinks, pizza from vendors, or bags of chips), will be available at middle schools and high schools for students to purchase.

Our staff comply with all state and county health and safety requirements for food preparation, including the use of masks and other personal protective equipment and handwashing. Students will be required to wash or sanitize hands before eating.

Also, please apply for free and reduced meals if you think you may qualify, even though meals will be provided at no charge to all students this year. Families that qualify may be eligible for additional benefits. Eligibility is based on several factors, including family income level. Apply online here.

Are you or someone you know interested in being part of our Food Services team? We offer excellent pay and benefits and paid training. To apply, visit our careers page and search by "classified" interest.