Center Grove Community School CorporationFOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
CGCSC TO REIMBURSE 20-21 STUDENT MEAL CHARGES
As part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) expansion for COVID-19 relief, Center Grove will refund families in all nine Center Grove Schools for all reimbursable meal charges paid during the 2020-21 school year. Those refunds will be credited to your student’s Food Service account and available to review in Skyward Family Access.
This is part of the program we shared with you last week, that will allow Center Grove to provide free meals to our students at no cost through December. This program is scheduled to continue through December, unless USDA funding is depleted sooner. Families will be notified as soon as possible when the program will end.
WHAT THIS MEANS
- Student accounts will be credited with the cost of all reimbursable meals (breakfast & lunch) purchased since the start of school on August 12.
- All reimbursable breakfast and lunch meals (not including items purchased a la carte) will be provided at no charge for the duration of this program.
- Students will continue to be charged for a la carte items.
WHAT IF MY STUDENT RECEIVES FREE/REDUCED MEALS AND TEXTBOOKS?
- Families who are eligible for Free/Reduced fees must still fill out a Free and Reduced Meals Application as soon as possible to receive free/reduced textbook fees.
WHAT IS A REIMBURSABLE MEAL?
- A reimbursable lunch includes 3-5 meal components (meat or meat alternative, grain/bread, fruit, vegetable, and milk), one of which must be a fruit or vegetable.
- A reimbursable breakfast includes at least three of the offered items, including one fruit or vegetable.
- More information on meals is available on our Food & Nutrition Services website.
WHEN WILL THIS START?
- Credits began appearing September 16 in Skyward Family Access accounts.
- Beginning Thursday, September 10th, CG students have not been charged for reimbursable meals.
WILL SCHOOL MENUS CHANGE DUE TO THIS PROGRAM?
- No changes are planned for our school menus.
- Menus are available via our Nutrislice program.
WHAT IF I STILL WANT TO PAY FOR MY CHILD’S MEALS?
- While we will not be charging for reimbursable meals, we welcome any donations to our Food Service Angel Fund. In all Center Grove Schools, no child is denied a meal. The Angel Fund is used to cover students’ negative lunch account balances.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM (SFSP)
- As part of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), free meals will be made available to all CGCSC students in the school setting. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service among our students.
- 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 this link 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 mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
We are excited to bring this additional financial relief to Center Grove families during this extraordinary time.
Shannon Maples, Director
CGCSC Food & Nutrition Services
2789 Trojan Lane, Greenwood, IN 46143
The mission of the Center Grove Community School Corporation Food and Nutrition Services Department is to provide nutritionally balanced meals according to the USDA National School Breakfast and Lunch requirements at a reasonable cost to students, staff and guests. Our goal is to provide nutritious, child-focused meals that comply with the USDA Dietary Guidelines based on Nutrient Standard Menu Planning.
Meal prices for the 2020-2021 school year are as follows:Breakfast Prices (Applies to all schools)
Student Breakfast: $1.50
Reduced Breakfast: $0.30
Staff/Adult Visitor Breakfast: $2.00
Elementary Lunch Prices
Student Lunch: $2.30
Reduced Lunch: $0.40
Staff/Adult Visitor Lunch: $3.25
Secondary Lunch Prices
Student Lunch: $2.50
Reduced Lunch: $0.40
Staff/Adult Visitor Lunch: $3.25Meal prices are established to cover food and non-food expenses, staff benefits and labor expenses, and equipment repair and replacement. The food service department is self-supporting and does not receive money from the general fund.
UNPAID ACCOUNT PROCEDURESCenter Grove's Food and Nutrition Department has adopted a formal procedure to address unpaid meal charges. The USDA mandated all federal school meal programs adopt similar procedures by July 1, 2017. The procedure is included in all CG Schools 2020-21 handbooks and at this link.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)