If you have any questions or would like to come to lunch. Please e-mail Paulette Maursetter.
USDA Extends free meals for kids
Hoven School District 53-2
Student Meals Announcement
USDA Meals Program Extension
The Hoven School District is proud to announce that we have recently applied and have been approved for a USDA Meals program very similar to the one we had when schools closed back in March. The USDA has recently announced several flexibilities to school lunch and are committed to using the Congressionally appropriated funding that has been made available.
Therefore, the Hoven School District 53-2 will be able to offer FREE meals to children ages 0 to 18 effective September 1 through December 18. This is for any meals that are consumed on site at the school or that are sent home through our Grab and Go option when school closures are necessary. The free meals could end sooner if the federal funding is depleted.
We know this will provide our families with a little financial relief and will ensure that our students continue to receive a healthy and nutritious meal from the school. This unprecedented move will help ensure – no matter what the situation is on-the-ground – children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
We want to thank Paulette and Grace for all they do for our Food Service Program and also a special thanks to Amy Arbach who submitted the application and who runs the financial side of our food service and to Kim Hoerner for helping with various aspects of the program as well. It is truly a team effort for our kids!
Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.
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 Program Discrimination 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:
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) mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Summer School Meal Programs Nationwide
Hoven School District does not offer a Summer Meal program, however, the USDA welcomes anyone to attend participating sites for a free school lunch! Click the flyer below for more details!