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Lunch Program Update:
Dear Illini Bluffs Families,
Previously, we communicated with you regarding a program being sponsored by the USDA in which free lunches are being provided through December 31, 2020 or whenever the money for the program runs out. Now that the program is up and running, and we have a better understanding of what meal preparation we are capable of, we have made some changes. Namely, we are now offering a hot entree to every student. Previously, the entree was a cold item. This change seems to have sparked interest by more students by making the meals more appealing.
Here are some other advantages to the program:
Why you should take advantage of the free school meals being offered....
*It extends your food budget and saves you time on meal prepping
*It's comforting and familiar to your kids to have meals at school or at home
*It's confidential and not just for low income families
*No forms to fill out
*You're helping the district's food service program
**The USDA is covering the cost of school meals through December 31st, 2020 or until the money for the program runs out. It is for all students 18 years of age and younger.
We recognize that some families might not want the free meal, and we are providing you the opportunity to opt out of the program. If you want to opt out of the program, please contact Trudy Heitzman, cafeteria manager, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 309 389-5025 ext. 7.
Remote Learning Families:
Through a program made possible by the US Department of Agriculture, we would like to offer you an opportunity to sign your children up for our FREE meal program.
-Daily grab-and-go lunch (with breakfast included for the next day)
-Must be picked up daily between 12:30pm and 1:00pm at door #1 (main elementary entrance)
-The program will continue until federal funding runs out or until December 31, 2020 – whichever comes first.
This program starts Monday, September 14th. If you would like to sign your child(ren) up to participate, please email email@example.com or call 309.389.5025 extension 7 by the end of the day this Friday.