***FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR STUDENTS!***

  • The USDA is now allowing school districts to provide FREE meals through June 30, 2022 to all enrolled students! 

    No documentation/application is needed to recieve these benefits.

    However, Holland CSD still asks all families to fill out a school meal application. 

    Even though all students can receive school breakfast and lunch for free this school year, we still need you to fill out a school meal application.  

    Students who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals can get Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to help with food costs for days that they are learning remotely, and they can qualify for other benefits such as waived test fees.  

    The school meals application also helps the district and your child's school receive much-needed education funding.

     

      Did you know...??

    If a student brings a cold lunch from home, that they can still enjoy a fruit, vegetable, and carton of cold milk for FREE at lunchtime very day? 

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  • FAQs

    Q: My household does not participate in free or reduced meals at school.  Will I be taking away from others who need it more if I participate?

    A:  No, you will not.  Free meals have been extended to ALL students, not just those who qualify for supplemental programs.  The food service program, the district, and the entire community benefit from the reimbursement received when children participate in school meal programs.  The more, the merrier!

    Q: Since meals are free, should I still fill out a Free and Reduced Meal Application?

    A: Yes!  Being approved for free or reduced meals at school can also qualify your household for other state and federally funded school benefits, such as Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). 

    Q: Should I take free meals even though my student doesn't want one?

    A:  No, please do not take meals if they are not needed and/or will be wasted.  

    Q: My hybrid student will need a meal while they are remote learning, how do I go about this?

    A:  Read here for more information.

    Q: My student is 100% remote learning and will need school meals, how do I access these?

    A:  Read here for more information.

    Q:  My student is home on quarantine and/or sick, how do I get meals for him?

    A:  Read here for more information.

    Q: My student wants to purchase a milk at lunch, is this free?

    A: No, only complete reimburseable meals qualify as free.  If students choose to take a fruit and graham crackers with their milk it will count as a free meal. 

    Single milk with no meal, snacks, double entrees, beverages, etc. are NOT FREE and will be charged accordingly.  Funds must be available on your student's account to purchase these items.  Please review your student's account at www.myschoolbucks.com.

    Q: What are the nutritional requirements for the school meals?

    A: Meals served as part of the National School Lunch Program must follow high nutritional and food safety standards.  In 2010 the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) was passed, which based the new school meal standards on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

    Q: What is a meal kit?

    A: A meal kit includes breakfast, lunch, and milk (optional).  Meal components come frozen or refrigerated with reheating instructions.

    Q: Why do I have to order weekly?

    A:  Weekly ordering prevents wasted food.  We saw many meals wasted during the emergency closure when families would complete a one time sign-up, then not show up to get their meals.  We want our food in the kids bellies, not landfills.