Good nutrition and learning go hand in hand.
Children need healthy meals for effective learning. The Northeast Community
School District offers healthy foods each and every school day. Our Nutrition
Department is made up of a great team of nutrition professionals that are
dedicated to providing nutritious meals that support our students' health,
well being and ability to learn.
All meals, foods and beverages sold or served at our schools meet state and
federal requirements which are based on the USDA Child Nutrition Guidelines.
To Make a Deposit into your Family Lunch Account
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All students have access to the School Breakfast and Lunch Program. Deposits may be made to meal accounts through JMC (on-line by logging into JMC Account) or by cash or check before classes. A minimum of $5.00 is suggested. Payments sent with elementary students should be in a marked envelope. Family accounts will be used for all students unless otherwise requested, and each student will use his/her assigned I.D. number. Charges are discouraged and no charges are allowed for ala-carte items. An on-line viewing option is available to check student account activity and balances.
Prices for 2020-2021 are:
$1.50 Student Breakfast
.30 (reduced price)
$1.75 Adult Breakfast
$2.35 Elementary Student Lunch Price
$2.45 Middle/High School Student Lunch Price
$3.85 Adult Lunch Price
.40 (reduced price)
.35 (extra milk)
Households may apply for free or reduced price meal benefits one of four ways as listed below.
1. Households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for reduced price meals or for free
meals. Households may complete one application listing all children and return it to your child’s school.
2. Food Assistance households and children receiving benefits under the Family Investment Program (FIP)
are eligible for free meals. Most children from Food Assistance and FIP households will be qualified for
free meals automatically. These households will receive a letter from their children’s schools notifying
them of their benefits. Households that receive a letter from the school need to do nothing more for their
children to receive free meals.
3. Some Food Assistance and FIP households will receive a letter from the Department of Human Services
(DHS) which will qualify the children listed on the letter for free meals. Parents must take this letter to the
child’s school to receive free meals.
4. Food Assistance or FIP households receiving benefits that do not receive a letter from DHS must
complete an application for their children to receive free meals.
Only complete applications will be approved by the school. Applications may be submitted at any time during
the year. If a family member becomes unemployed the family should contact the school to complete an
Foster children are eligible for free meal benefits. Some foster children will be qualified for free meals
automatically through the State Direct Certification process. Their host family will receive notification of these
benefits. Families that receive this notification from the school need to do nothing more for their foster
children to receive free meals. If a family has foster children living with them and does not receive notification
and wishes to apply for such meals, instructions for making application for such children are contained on the
application form. Special Supplement Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) participants
may be eligible for free or reduced price meals based on a completed application.
Households with children who are enrolled in the Head Start/Even Start Program or the Migrant Education
Program or who are considered homeless or runaway by the school district’s homeless liaison should contact
the school for assistance in receiving benefits. If households are dissatisfied with the ruling of the officials,
they may make a formal appeal either orally or in writing to the school’s designated hearing official. The
policy statement on file at the school contains an outline of the hearing procedure. School officials may
verify the information in the application, and that deliberate misrepresentation of information may subject the
applicant to prosecution under applicable State and Federal criminal statutes. Households should contact
their local school for additional information.
USDA NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
In 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 of 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:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement:
“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/.”
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