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Important Update about Meal Programs

Dear District 45 Parent or Guardian:

We are pleased to inform you that District 45 is implementing a program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) for the 2019-2020 school year. This option is available to school districts participating in the National School Lunch Program.

With the implementation of CEP, all enrolled students of District 45 are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school each day of the school year at no charge. No further action is required in order for students to participate in the meal program. Parents or guardians will not have to pay a fee or submit an application.

Components of a Healthy Lunch Meal

Students must take 3-5 of the components and must include at least 1/2 cup fruit or vegetable.

Meat or Meat Alternative

Grains/Bread

Vegetables

Fruit

Fat-Free or 1% Milk

 

Students will still be able to purchase ala carte items at the middle schools and milk at all eight of the District 45 schools. The purchase of ala carte items can be done through a student’s MySchoolBucks account. Login to MySchoolBucks website.

More information about the Community Eligibility Provision is available on our website along with a list of frequently asked questions.

Please contact the District 45 Business Office with any questions. The Business Office can be reached at mealprogram@d45.org or (630) 516-7315.

Sincerely,

Patricia D. Volling, SFO

Assistant Superintendent for Finance/CSBO

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: program.intake@usda.gov.

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