Lunch program

St. John's Lutheran School participates in the National School Lunch Program, a federally assisted meal program, providing nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches. 


St. John’s is participating in the USDA Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year. This means that our school is providing free meals to all students! This program provides additional support and flexibility for our district to continue serving meals to children while maintaining safety measures and managing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though receipt of free meals does not depend on an approved free and reduced-price meal application, we are still distributing and processing them so St. John’s families may qualify for P-EBT benefits as well as other school funding.


When your child participates in our healthy and delicious school meals program it will save your family time and money. At lunch children are offered five food components (grain, protein, fruit, vegetable, and fluid milk). For your child’s lunch meal to be free, they must take at least three different food components, one of which is ½ cup fruit or vegetable. A-la-carte milk does not meet the requirements described above and will be charged at $0.30 per carton.


Applications for the Free and Reduced Lunch program are available through the school office. You may apply at any time during the school year. Click on one of the following links to apply or to view instructions.


Any child may order and purchase a-la-carte milk on any school day. St. John’s uses a pre-paid lunch account from which each day’s purchase is deducted. St. John’s lunch accounts require pre-payment for your student to receive the milk. Speak with the office for account balances and payments.


St. John's School participates in the National School Lunch program. To view the current Wellness Policy please click here.


An independent review of St. John's National School Lunch program was completed in January 2017. Click here to see the final report.


Summer P-EBT Benefits Information (English)

Summer P-EBT Benefits Information (Burmese)


Lunch Non-Payment Policy



FAQ's

What kind of lunch are my kids getting?

The USDA maintains strict requirements for nutrition and food safety with particular interest to fat and sodium content. Click here to learn more. If you have more questions, contact the school office. See the above bullet points for the application for Free and Reduces Lunch Program.




Current USDA Nondiscrimination policy:

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: How to File a Complaint, 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.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.