Center Grove Community School CorporationFOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
Food Item Shortage
Due to the most recent food shortages, CGCSC is unable to purchase the whole-wheat PBJ Uncrustables, which are allowed under the federal school nutrition requirements, for the foreseeable future. The Food & Nutrition Services Department is working very hard to secure another PBJ sandwich as a substitute.
In the meantime, we are offering a new Grab and Go option – a Smoothie Bundle. We apologize for the inconvenience and are looking to resolve this as soon as possible.
MISSIONThe 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.
Center Grove will offer free Breakfast and Lunch meals for the 21-22 school year (free to all students, you do not need to qualify or apply). The Food & Nutrition Services Department will conduct the first Direct Certification upload from the IDOE during the second week of July. Once letters are printed and mailed, Skyward Family Access will be opened for families to apply for textbook assistance online (end of July). Paper applications will not be accepted this year.
Meal prices for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows:Breakfast Prices (Applies to all schools)
Staff/Adult Visitor Breakfast: $2.00
Elementary Lunch Prices
Staff/Adult Visitor Lunch: $3.25
Secondary Lunch PricesMeal 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.
Staff/Adult Visitor Lunch: $3.25
P-EBT PAYMENTS & CARDS
The last round of P-EBT for the summer is going out to families during the month of July. After this round, the FSSA office will be solely handling P-EBT cards, so please contact the FSSA office from here on out with questions/concerns.
- Online: https://www.connectebt.com/
- Phone toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 877.768.5098
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.)