Meals Program Changing in 2022-23
Due to COVID-19 state and federal funding for free meals ending, students will need to pay for meals starting in 2022-23.
Eligible families are encouraged to apply for the free and reduced meal program starting in July. After applying, families will receive a letter notifying them if they’ve been approved. Families need to apply for the free and reduced meal program every year, even if they’ve applied and been approved previously. Applications can be printed or submitted electronically by visiting the district website. Applications are also available at your child’s school.
Schools will also return to our pre-pandemic meal service protocols starting in 2022-23. This requires students to enter their student ID number prior to receiving lunch. Schools will re-teach students meal protocols at the beginning of next school year, and we encourage families to start working with their students now to memorize student ID numbers.
Thank you for your attention to this meal service change!
In West Linn-Wilsonville, our school lunches offer a complete selection of foods that students enjoy. The food we serve is made from wholesome, whole grain, low fat and low sodium ingredients, and fruits and vegetables are offered daily. Students are encouraged to come back for as many fruits and vegetables as they want, and many of the foods served in WLWV cafeterias are Oregon grown.Our lunch and breakfast menus are constantly evolving as local foods are in season and the tastes of our students change. West Linn-Wilsonville schools frequently host tasting events in school cafeterias to introduce students to new and nutritious foods while giving students input into their cafeteria menu. We do our best to serve students quickly and always with a smile, and we appreciate our students' and families' help to keep lunch accounts current.Meal assistance is also available for eligible families. To avoid paying full price for meals, please complete your Application for Free & Reduced Meals before school starts or before the meal benefit grace period ends if you had meal benefits the previous year. Benefits from the previous school year expire annually near the beginning of October. To avoid a lapse in meal benefits, please apply prior to October as there is a 10 day processing period. Applications for the new year become available after July 1st. For more information please contact us at your convenience.The Electronic Confidential Application for Free & Reduced Meals is available online - please apply today. Applications can be completed at any time. To avoid accruing meal balances please apply as early as July 1st every year. Benefits expire annually unless you re-apply and are approved. Applications are also available in the school office.ESTE ES SU BENEFICIO ~ ESTÁ DISPONIBLE PARA AYUDAR A SU FAMILIA ~ POR FAVOR APLIQUE HOY
(When filling out the application, you can go back to check or modify information by clicking "previous." Please add all household members by "updating total" then "save information." When you go to the next page, click "Add New Member" for everyone in your household.)
The District has been approved for the federally funded, confidential program which provides balanced meals for children. If your family qualifies for the meal benefit program, your student(s) will be eligible for a fully balanced breakfast and/or lunch that includes a beverage each day.The Oregon legislature provided funding to eliminate the reduced price payment for School Breakfast and Lunch. For the school year 2021-2022, breakfast and lunch will be accessible at no charge to students who qualify for reduced-price meals.
Milk or juice by itself is not a covered benefit of the meal program and can be purchased for $.50 cents.
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Excellence ~ Integrity ~ Teamwork
Communication ~ Decision Making
Wellness ~ Sustainability
It is a commitment to provide the highest quality food and service.
Meals are nutritious, delicious and appealing.
Standards meet or exceed federally mandated guidelines
and comply with all health, sanitation and safety regulations.
Each student's needs and differences are respected.
The nutrition department is a partner with the District in the nutrition
as well as the education process,working to nourish and educate the hearts and minds of all students.
Developed by the Nutrition Team, 2005
Would you like to be a part of the wonderful experiences that we provide to our students? Have you ever realized that even our lunch time provides valuable educational experiences? Would you like to join us in helping our children grow and be healthy? We are currently looking for help in our kitchens. It's an amazingly rewarding experience that consumes only a portion of the day. You can be home before school to help your children get to school, and back home after school to welcome them home. And you can even get paid for that time in between! You work only on school days. If you are interested, here's how you can apply:
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: Filing a Program Complaint as a USDA Customer webpage, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 Complaint form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:
- mail: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA 1320 Braddock Place, Room 334, Alexandria, VA 22314; or
- fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
- email: FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
The Nutrition Department will ensure there is no barrier for participation in the eligibility programs for Limited English Proficient (LEP) families. The Nutrition Department communicates with parents and guardians in language(s) they can understand throughout the application, certification and verification processes. Resources available include but are not limited to:
Translation of all website materials to four languages
Telephone and in-person interpreters for other languages
Written materials are available in other languages and are obtained from the Oregon Department of Education, Child Nutrition Program and are also translated in-house using a professional interpreter service.
Department of Operations
Nutrition Services2755 SW Borland RdTualatin, OR 97062ph: 503 673-7992 fax: 503 673-7085