District 34 is participating in the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Seamless Summer Option (SSO) for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year. This means that our schools provide free meals to all students! Milk is included in a complete meal however, milk only is not free. It can be purchased separately for $0.60.
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.
Included in the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are nationwide supply chain and product availability shortages. Disruptions are due to a lack of availability of raw ingredients and labor to produce, unload, and transfer food products. Some food and/or beverage products normally provided to students may not be available or arrive as scheduled. Due to unforeseen circumstances, last-minute menu changes and product substitutions may occur. Be assured meals will remain balanced, healthy, and plentiful. We ask for patience and understanding as we do our best to meet the needs of your children.
Should you have any questions regarding your child’s lunch status, please contact:
Assistant to the Director of Food Service
Director of Food Service
Feeding the Future with Nutritious School Lunches
The District 34 Food Services Program is an independent food operation ran by employees of the district. We are dedicated to making sure each child has a pleasant and nutritious lunch experience.
The D34 Food Service Department works with the school nurses and parents to make sure that students who eat with us are safe. Peanut products are not restricted in our district, but the entree, bread, snack and condiment items we offer are all peanut free with the exception of the Smuckers Uncrustable Sandwich. Since the Uncrustable is fully wrapped, the kitchen and prep surfaces are also peanut free.
Important Disclaimer: Information concerning product allergens is obtained solely from the vendor or the manufacturer of the specific product. District 34 does not warrant or guarantee the information provided by the vendor or manufacturer. District 34 does not warrant or guarantee the information provided by the vendor or that the external manufacturers, producers and handlers of the food products have maintained an allergen-free environment.manufacturer of a specific product.
Be sure to contact your child's school nurse to ensure the information about student allergies is up to date.
2021-22 Free & Reduced Application (English)
The District 34 Board of Education have approved complete meals prices that will take effect after January 1, 2020.