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Solon Approved for USDA Free Lunch Program
Solon Approved for USDA Free Lunch Program
Josh Lyons
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Dear Solon Families:

The USDA has approved FREE Breakfast and Lunch for ALL students through December 31, 2020 or until funding is no longer available. Solon Community School District students will not be charged for any regular school meals starting Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

How does this affect your student’s school lunch status?

If your student is in full pay or reduced lunch status, they will be Temporarily moved to FREE status. No meal charges will be made to the student’s account through December 31, 2020 or until the district is notified by the USDA and State Authorities that the funding is no longer available. No one really knows when this funding may run out, so like everything related to COVID, it will be a fluid process and we will notify families as soon as possible of any changes. At that point the student’s account will return to their original lunch status and charged accordingly. All money placed in the meal account will carry over until regular meal prices resume.

Students participating online through the Apex or Edmentum option will also have access to these free meals and are invited to participate. Meals can be picked up from 11:00-11:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays (Two lunch and two breakfast meals will be handed out on Monday’s distribution and three lunch and breakfast meals will be distributed during Wednesday’s distribution). Pick up in the back parking lot of the High school by football field.  Will be curbside pick up.  Don't need to get out of their cars.

Ala carte options will be available and charged to their meal account (extra milk & sack lunch milk is $.40) Please add funds into the account to cover sack lunch milk and ala carte charges.

 How does this affect applying for free and reduced lunches?

We highly encourage Parent/Guardians to please fill out the Iowa Eligibility Meal Application to apply for free and reduced status so when we return to charging you will still receive the appropriate meal benefits. You may also pick up an application at any school office.

Solon CSD is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

If you have any questions, please contact Food Service Office at 319-624-3401 Ext. 1120.

Thank You

Becky West, Director of Foodservices