SoRoCo Lunch Program ~ Susan Hart 970.870-3755
MS/HS Lunch Times
11:31 Middle School
12:31 High School
PreK - 5 $Free
Ala Carte Milk $.50
PreK-5 Lunch Times
11:05 Pre School
11:35 Elementary K-2
12:05 Elementary 3-5
Ø What is the National School Lunch Program? The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost lunches to children each school day. The program was signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1946. About 7.1 million children participated in the NSLP in its first year. Today there are over 30 million children eating school lunch.
Ø How does the Program work? The NSLP is generally operated by public or non-profit private schools of high school grade or below. Participating school districts and independent schools receive cash subsidies and USDA Foods for each reimbursable meal they serve. In exchange, NSLP institutions must serve lunches that meet Federal meal pattern requirements and offer the lunches at a free or reduced price to eligible children.
Ø What are the nutrition requirements for NSLP lunches? All NSLP lunches must meet Federal requirements, though decisions about the specific foods to serve and the methods of preparation are made by local school food authorities. Information about the NSLP nutrition standards, along with technical assistance and guidance materials, may be found on the School Meals website: https://www.fns.usda.gov/school-meals/nutritionstandards-school-meals.
Ø How can children qualify for free or reduced price school lunch? Children can qualify for free or reduced price school meals based on household income and family size. Children whose families participate in certain Federal Assistance Programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or those based on their status as a homeless, migrant, runaway, or foster child qualify for free lunches.
Ø Every family at SoRoCo is encouraged to look at the F&R Lunch Program. Qualifying for the program not only affects the price of lunches but may be used to wave or reduce sports fees or other participation fees. Also, our free and reduced participation directly affects our school funding.
Students receive one meal per day; full price, reduced or free, based on eligibility. Second entree purchases may be made for $1.00. An unlimited Fresh Fruit & Veggie Bar is included with each meal and students are encouraged to take advantage of this. Each meal includes a milk. Additional milks and ala carte milk may be purchased for 50¢. Parents and guardians, please keep your student’s accounts current. Charges will remain on student accounts until they have been paid. SRSD has a NO charge policy. On our website is the Powerschool Guardian link where you can sign in and check your child’s lunch balance.
To reduce waist and keep or costs down, students are asked to sign up for lunch with their 1st hour classroom teacher or if arriving late check in with building secretaries.