FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM
The Epping School District serves nutritious inexpensive breakfasts and lunches to students each day within the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and meal requirements specified by the USDA and National School Lunch Program. Student and staff input is always welcome as we work to meet nutritional requirements and serve meals you will enjoy.
Contact - The Lura Dodge Cafeteria may be contacted by phone at (603) 679-5472 ext. 290. The Elementary School Cafeteria may be contacted by phone at (603) 679-8018 ext. 227. The Food Service Director may be contacted by phone at (603) 679-8018 ext. 227 or by email at email@example.com
Veronica Bush, Food Service Director
Rates for September 2016 Lunch prices for the 2016-2017 school year. The elementary breakfast is $1.50, lunch is $2.75. The middle and high school rates are $1.75 for breakfast, $3.00 for lunch and $3.50 for a deli meal.
Free and Reduced Meals (Breakfast & Lunch) Program The Epping School District participates in the federal Free and Reduced Meals (Breakfast & Lunch) Program administered through the NH Department of Education.
Application materials are sent home at the beginning of the school year. If you did not receive the materials or your financial situation has changed, please use free and reduced application in the "Forms" section below to aid in your application. Return all materials to the school in care of the Food Service Program. All applications are confidential.
Parents or guardians may apply for this program at any time throughout the year should their circumstances change.
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 enacted new regulations significantly impacting schools and school meals program. More detail on these regulations can be found in Policy JLCF Wellness, Health and Physical Activity Policy (see policy section below).
Food Service Policy Parents are responsible for providing breakfast, snack, and lunch either by sending these meals in with the student or providing funds for student to purchase such meals. Students and school staff cannot charge for any food service purchases. All food service purchases are cash only.
Elementary, middle, and high school students without a lunch are provided up to five (5) lunch meals. The price of each lunch meal is charged to the student’s account as required by state regulations. Parents are responsible for paying the cost of these meals.
The District encourages all parents in financial need to apply for free or reduced meals.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,
color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Parents are encouraged to pay in advance either by check or online and to monitor their student's food service account balance online using MealTime. If you choose to pay online by credit card, there is a 4% administrative fee. Please note that online payments received after 5:00 am will not be recorded until the following day. You may click on the Mealtime icon below to access your student's information and/or make a payment.