Free Meals available to all K-12 Students through Dec. 31st through USDA Grant

USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and Cache County School District are extending free breakfast and lunch from September 14th, 2020 through the end of December 2020.  

 

Starting September 14th, 2020, this extension is only available to students enrolled in Cache County Schools, whether in classroom or online. This extension does not include children in preschool or head start. Kindergarten children may use this extension if it does not interfere with class instruction or bus schedules.  

 

Parents of online-enrolled students will still need to fill out the online breakfast and lunch order form which asks student name and grade, as well as other information. The link to this form and other information can be found at https://www.ccsdut.org/Page/147. Parents can pick up a lunch or a breakfast (breakfast for the next morning) or both, at the school their children are enrolled in. Contact your school for pick-up times and pick-up area. Meals for online students will be marked with the child's name on the container. Online breakfast menus and lunch menus are available at Cache County School District under school meals. Online lunches will be the main line menu only. Secondary schools must have their I.D. lunch cards so they can be scanned for an accurate daily count.  

 

COVID-19 mandates must be followed on school grounds, which include wearing masks and not wandering/loitering on school grounds.  

 

Lunch money refunds will not be refunded as this extension is only in effect until December 31, 2020. We will still be accepting free and reduced applications during this time. Please continue to submit these applications. These help to determine Title One status for schools, and eligibility for grants and summer feeding at qualified schools. Beginning January 1, 2021, free, reduced, and paid status will go back to what it was from August 20th until September 14th. If you think you qualify, please fill out the appropriate form here: https://www.ccsdut.org/Page/160.

 
 
FAQS about the Free Meals
 
1. Why is USDA offering free meals at this time? When Covid-19 shut down schools in March, there was a stimulus package made available that all children could get free meals until the 2019-2020 school year ended. The USDA had remaining funds available to offer free meals until December 31st or until funds run out.
 
2. Will my children receive free meals even though my children are on reduced or paid status now? Yes, every student that is enrolled in schools will receive free meals.
 
3. If my child brings home lunch and wants milk will they be charged? Yes, they will be charged. The free meals apply to a full meal that is served from school.
 
4. What meal lines specifically will be free in Secondary schools? Home-cooked mainline, Pizza line, and Sandwich Line.
 
5. Why is my student in the hole when they aren’t being charged for meals? Prior to the September 14, 2020 free meals offering, meals were charged accordingly. Please keep your students account current, as this offering will only last until December 31st or until USDA funds run out.
 
6. How long will this last? Until December 31st or until funds run out.
 
7. Do I still need to fill out an application for free and reduced for this year? Yes, please continue to fill out free and reduced applications, this helps the schools qualify for other grants. Applications can be found at https://www.ccsdut.org/Page/160
 
8. How do I apply for the USDA free meals? You don’t need to apply for USDA free meal extension.
 
9. Do I need to pay any outstanding balance in my student’s account? Yes, please keep the accounts current, this free offering will only last until December 31st or until funds run out.
 
10. Does this apply for breakfast also? Yes it is free for Breakfast and Lunch
My student is enrolled in online with CCSD, how do they get the free meals? They will need to go on and fill out the online meal form found at https://www.ccsdut.org/Page/7067. Instructions are on the google form.
 
Please contact the Child Nutrition department if you have additional questions. 435-752-3925