The Nutrition Services Department offers nutritionally balanced, appetizing school meals to students, staff and parents during the school day. Meals are planned to follow high nutritional standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture.
· How are students getting free meals?
§ The USDA extended a waiver that allows all children to eat for free during the COVID shutdowns that began in March 2020. Food service directors across the state filled out many applications for this program
· Do teachers/support staff get free meals?
§ No, our department is a child’s nutrition program so the waiver only covers children’s meals.
· What about the money already on student accounts?
§ The money stays on their account. At this time the waiver is only extended until December 31, 2020*. Beginning January 1, 2021 all families will go back to being charged based on their free/reduced/paid status.
§ Extra milks will still be charged to accounts. They are $0.50.
§ If your student has a negative balance, please continue to add money to your student’s account until the balance becomes even or positive.
· Do I still need to fill out my student’s free or reduced meal application?
§ Yes – still fill out your free and reduced meal applications. Your application will determine the status after the waiver expires.
Any questions please contact us.
Nutrition Services Manager
Phone (319) 447-3302
Fax (319) 377-9252
Address: 2999 N 10th Street – Room 205 – Marion, IA 52302
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“It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.”