Lisa Robison - Food Services Supervisor
Bonnie Telinda - Assistant Supervisor of Food Services
Gerri Gill - Office Personnel
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING SCHOOL MEALS
FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR 2022-2023
For the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered waivers to Child Nutrition (CN) Programs across the United States, allowing these programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch at no charge. These waivers will expire on June 30, 2022. This means that starting next school year, 2022-2023, the CN programs across the nation will return to normal, pre- pandemic operations. Families will once again be asked to complete and submit a current school year Free/Reduced Meal Application if they would like to see if their students qualify based on the income of all family members.
In the past, the first 30 days of the school year carryover status from the previous school year. Since there were very few meal applications submitted over the past couple of years, it is imperative to complete the new 2022-2023 meal application (available July 1, 2022). Doing so will cover the student for the entire 2022-23 school year and no other steps will be necessary unless there is an income change during the school year. If your student attends Pleasant Run Elementary, Struble Elementary, Taylor Elementary, White Oak Middle or Pleasant Run Middle School, your student will continue to receive free breakfast and lunch through May 2023; however, an application should still be completed.
Meal applications can be completed in two ways:
Meal applications can be printed from the Food Services webpage on the NWLSD website (www.nwlsd.org), picked up at the student’s home school or picked up at the Food Service Office. These meal applications need to be completed in their entirety and returned to the student’s home school or the Food Service Office.
Exciting things are happening in Northwest Local School Cafeterias! Children need healthy meals to learn and excel. All schools also participate in a Fruit & Vegetable delivery program allowing for greater variety and fresh, new options. Our delicious meals incorporate whole grains, low fat dairy and low sodium products at an affordable price. Check out our menus! Elementary Lunch is priced at $2.60 and Middle School and High School lunch prices start at $2.85. Don't forget our convenient and affordable Breakfast served daily for $1.50. Free or Reduced prices apply to those who qualify. Our snack options are nutritious as well! All snack options meet the Alliance for Healthier Generation guidelines. Only snacks meeting certain criteria are offered in our district
Free and Reduced Price Meals
Northwest Local Schools Food Service Department participates in the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program. Through this program, free or reduced-cost meals are available to children whose families meet certain income criteria.
Application forms can be found online at https://payschoolscentral.com/. To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out and submit the application online. Additional copies are available in the principal’s office at each school. A copy of the application can also be found by clicking on the Free and Reduced Price Meal Application on this website. One application should be used for all children living in the same household. It is not necessary to complete an application for each child. If you are interested in applying for free or reduced price meals, please complete an online application or return a completed paper application to any Northwest Local School your child attends.