The USDA has approved FREE meals to all students ages 0-18 through the 2021/2022 School Year!
So what does this mean for your student?
Every student can receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at NO charge to your household each day they are in school! We will be offering free breakfast at all sites, and students will be joining us in the cafeteria for free lunch! We are working on completing our online menus and will be sending out that information as soon as they are finalized.
Note About Menu Changes:
As school foodservice programs are making preparations to return to normal service and menus, we are facing unprecedented issues with the supply chain that may cause us to alter our posted menus with little to no notice. We are working closely with our distributors and manufacturers to secure both the food and supply items needed to support our program but supply chain disruptions are likely to occur.
While it is our intention to serve the posted menu each day at every school, supply issues will likely not make this possible throughout the school year until the issues are rectified. We will always attempt to substitute the scheduled menu item with another that is as similar as possible to the extent we are able to do so.
A la Carte (Good News)
On a positive note, A la carte beverages and snacks will be available for purchase during lunch this year! We will begin offering a la carte after we have settled into the new school year. There will be a variety of options that meet the USDA Smart Snack standards and selections may vary between school sites. If you would like to add money to your student’s accounts for a la carte purchases, you can do so using eFunds. We are also able to accept cash and checks at our registers during lunch service.
Although meals will be available at no cost this year, we still need your household to fill out and sign the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. This information is critical in determining the amount of funding that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs.
These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:
We are asking that you please complete and submit your meal application as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All of the information submitted on the application is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the attached application, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds. You can access the online application below, or use the paper application attached to this email. Paper applications are also available at all school front offices.
Household Information Report
Families with Students attending Alpine Elementary and/or Pathways should fill out the Household Information Report and return to your school’s front office. Alpine and Pathway’s qualify for the Community Eligibility Program which requires families fill out the Household Information Report instead of the Meal Benefit application.
Household Information Report - English
Household Information Report - Spanish
Menus are accessible online at khps.nutrislice.com/menu/
Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) is a program that partners with SNAP to provide FREE Michigan Fruits and Vegetables to Bridge Card users at participating markets. Please see the information below about this wonderful program.
If you would like to deposit funds into your students meal account, please click here. You will need your student’s ID # on hand:
As we transition into this new school year, please know that Kenowa Hills Food and Nutrition Services is here and available to your families, whatever you may need. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I am so happy to have joined the Knights and look forward to the upcoming school year!
Your child’s health is extremely important to us. If your child has a food allergy, we will provide substitutions with a written order from a medical authority. Please contact Food Service at 784-0175.
Questions about meals? Contact:
Shanna Williams MS, RD, SNS
Director of Food and Nutrition Services
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