In March of 2020, the D34 Food Services Department applied for the Summer Food Service Program through the USDA. This program allows meals to be offered to students at no cost. Due to the COVID 19 mandated lock downs, many families experienced financial difficulties. The Food Service Department was able to offer food during the remote, hybrid and adaptive pause periods of the current school year. Now, as we enter the in-person adaptive learning stage, we continue to provide meals but in a slightly different way. Meals are now being delivered to the classrooms or areas near classrooms, and students are eating in their classroom or another designated areas. All students are seated six feet apart and use dividers while their eating with their masks off.
During in-person adaptive learning, students who are in the buildings have the option of eating free meals at school. Just like a normal school year, there is not an option for students to receive free milk only. The free meal includes an entrée, fruit and vegetable servings and milk. Meal boxes are now available only to students who are not offered meals in school (GOAL students).
You can also contact the Northfield Township Food Pantry at 847-724-8300.
The State of Illinois has approved free meals for ALL students through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.
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)
2021-22 Free & Reduced Application (Spanish)
If you are in need of assistance over the summer please visit Rise & Shine Illinois to locate a summer meals site.
The District 34 Board of Education have approved complete meals prices that will take effect after January 1, 2020.