NEW: Meal Service During Remote Learning
On August 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Illinois State Board of Education announced a decision to extend the free summer lunch program for students under the age of 18. Starting September 15th, District 47 will provide FREE grab-and-go breakfast and lunch for students (regardless of free/reduced lunch status) who live within District 47 boundaries. The program is expected to continue through December 2020 pending funding availability.
Given this change, there will be no need to continue pre-ordering meals or provide student identification during pick-up. Starting September 15th, District 47 will distribute food weekly on Tuesdays at TWO D47 schools. Meals will include both breakfast and lunch items for the week with an option to reheat and serve some items at a later time. See below for details:
Dates: Tuesdays (starting September 15, 2020)
Times: 7:30am-10am; 3pm-6pm
Hannah Beardsley Middle School (515 E. Crystal Lake Ave.)
Canterbury Elementary School* (875 Canterbury Dr.)
*New distribution location: east entrance by food pantry
For everyone’s health and safety, food will be distributed as a “drive-up” service. Parents/guardians will be asked to drive up to the distribution location at the school and open their trunks so bags can be placed there rather than inside the car. If your child has any food allergies, please check the nutritional labels on food items.
Lunch menus can be accessed via the District 47 mobile app and are also available on the Sodexo website:
- Elementary school menus: https://crystallake47.sodexomyway.com/landing/elem
- Middle school menus: https://crystallake47.sodexomyway.com/landing/mid
Free and reduced lunch applications/fee waivers
Families who believe they are eligible for free and reduced lunch for their student(s) are still encouraged to fill out an application on the District 47 website at https://www.d47.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=309. Note: Families must be approved for free lunch prior to being eligible for fee waivers.
Questions about food distribution can be directed to the District 47 Business Office at 815-788-5021.